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Dahomey Suite for Oboe and Piano Based on Seven Documentary Dahomey Songs: With Documentary Recordings

Mieczyslaw Kolinski and Lois Wann
Dahomey Suite for Oboe and Piano Based on Seven Documentary Dahomey Songs: With Documentary Recordings

Mieczyslaw Kolinski considers Dahomey Suite to be a stylistic experiment in which he blends West African musical style with the tonal music of the western tradition. Dahomey, now Benin, has a rich musical tradition based in vocal technique that Kolinski translates into beautiful oboe melodies, played by Lois Wann, and accompanied by piano and traditional percussion instruments. Extensive liner notes and an in-depth musical analysis complete this experiment in style blending.

Track Listing

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Dahomey Suite: Based on Seven Documentary Dahomey Songs: Part One Mieczyslaw Kolinski and Lois Wann 1:54
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Dahomey Suite: Based on Seven Documentary Dahomey Songs: Part Two Mieczyslaw Kolinski and Lois Wann 1:35
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Dahomey Suite: Based on Seven Documentary Dahomey Songs: Part Three Mieczyslaw Kolinski and Lois Wann 1:35
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Dahomey Suite: Based on Seven Documentary Dahomey Songs: Part Four Mieczyslaw Kolinski and Lois Wann 1:47
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Dahomey Suite: Based on Seven Documentary Dahomey Songs: Part Five Mieczyslaw Kolinski and Lois Wann 1:07
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Dahomey Suite: Based on Seven Documentary Dahomey Songs: Part Six Mieczyslaw Kolinski and Lois Wann 1:57
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Dahomey Suite: Based on Seven Documentary Dahomey Songs: Part Seven Mieczyslaw Kolinski and Lois Wann 1:50
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Dahomey - Male Song with Gong Mieczyslaw Kolinski and Lois Wann 3:17
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Baoule - Goli Dance Mieczyslaw Kolinski and Lois Wann 3:04
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Yoruba - Male Chorus with Drum Mieczyslaw Kolinski and Lois Wann 3:08
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Ibo - Male Voices with Drum Mieczyslaw Kolinski and Lois Wann 3:09
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Bulu - Dance Song Mieczyslaw Kolinski and Lois Wann 3:05
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Bapende - Xylophone Mieczyslaw Kolinski and Lois Wann 0:55
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Watusi - Warrior Song Mieczyslaw Kolinski and Lois Wann 2:27
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Zulu - Male Chorus Mieczyslaw Kolinski and Lois Wann 2:32
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Bambuti - Alima Song Mieczyslaw Kolinski and Lois Wann 2:09
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