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Griots: Ministers of the Spoken Word

Various Artists
Griots: Ministers of the Spoken Word

West African griots are gatekeepers of their culture, repositories of oral tradition. Hear centuries-old histories from Gambia and Mali, accompanied by stringed instruments and drums. This recording features a recitation describing the beginnings of the slave trade with the Portuguese and Dutch in the early 1600s.

Track Listing

101
Toolongjong Alhaji Fabala Kanuteh 25:02
201
Nege Sirimang Alhaji Amara Sahone 7:52
202
Alifa Ya Ya Satala Kurubally and Jale Sowe 2:38
203
Moro Alhaji Amara Sahone 8:34
301
Lambango Mawdo Suso, Dela Kanuteh, and Karunka Suso 8:17
302
Wolof Song: Abdu Njai Nyama Suso 6:57
303
Tiramang Falie Kuyateh and Nyama Suso 5:40
401
Sunyetta Abdoulie Samba 7:28
402
Mariami Janki Abdoulie Samba 4:58
403
Manka Yire Alhaji Sait Camara 4:55

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