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Music from the Villages of Northeastern Nigeria

Various Artists
Music from the Villages of Northeastern Nigeria

Recorded in the field by Paul Newman, Eric Davidson, and Lyn Davidson, Music from the Villages of Northeastern Nigeria explores the music of five distinct ethnic groups: the Bura, Ga’anda, Bolewa, Tangale, and Tera. Published as part of the Asch Mankind Series in 1971, the collection’s thirty-one tracks tour the variety of musical traditions practiced in a region of marked cultural and linguistic diversity. In his review of the record, Nigerian musicologist Aken Euba wrote that these tracks “provide a good cross-section of the music of five African ethnic groups and is, from this point of view, useful for the general student of African Culture.” Liner notes include ethnographic profiles of the five groups, a map of their geographical distribution, a diagram of their linguistic classification, photographs, and annotations of each track which include partial translations.

Sources:

Euba, Akin. 1973. “Record Review: Music from the Villages of Northeastern Nigeria.” Ethnomusicology 17(1):148–149.

Track Listing

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Music of the Bura People: Bura Praise Singing Inuwa Kusar Mundi 9:55
102
Music of the Bura People: Bura Dance Music Bura xylophone and drum group 3:18
103
Music of the Bura People: Bura Praise Singer Bello Mundi 2:38
104
Music of the Bura People: Bura Praise Singer Yanga Kwaya 2:13
105
Music of the Bura People: Bura Dance Band Bura dance group recorded in the village of Marama 1:40
106
Music of the Bura People: Bura Dance Band Musicians from Kwajaffa recorded in Biu Town. 1:21
201
Music of the Ga'anda People: Ga'anda Flute Band Ga’anda flute band recorded in village of Ga'anda 3:06
202
Music of the Ga'anda People: Ga'anda Xylophone Band Ga'anda xylophone group 2:30
203
Music of the Bolewa People: Bolewa Horns Bolewa horn and drum group recorded in Gadam 0:31
204
Music of the Bolewa People: Bolewa Horns with Singing and Drums Bolewa drum and horn group recorded in Gadam 1:44
205
Music of the Bolewa People: Bolewa Dance, Jabalwa Bolewa dance group recorded in the town of Gadam 1:58
206
Music of the Bolewa People: Bolewa Dance-Jakkutu Bolewa dance group recorded in Gadam 1:46
207
Music of the Bolewa People: Bolewa Dance with Hausa Drumming Bolewa dance group recorded in the town of Gadam 5:08
208
Music of the Bolewa People: Bolewa Singing-Babunare Bolewa singers and drummers recorded in the town of Gadam 2:16
209
Music of the Tangale People: Tangale War Dance-Latang Music Tangale dance group recorded in the village of Biliri 2:23
301
Music of the Tangale People: Tangale War Dance-Latang Music Tangale dance group recorded in the village of Biliri 3:12
302
Music of the Tangale People: Tangale War Dance-Bid-Bid Music Tangale dance group recorded in the village of Biliri 2:08
303
Music of the Tangale People: Tangale Dance Sung by Women Tangale dance group recorded in Biliri 3:54
304
Music of the Tangale People: Tangale Banjo Music Tangale musicians recorded in the village of Biliri 2:47
305
Music of the Tangale People: Tangale Praise Singing with One-String Fiddle Tangale praise singer recorded in the village of Biliri 2:02
306
Music of the Tangale People: Hausa Court Music Tangale musicians recorded in the village of Biliri 3:48
307
Music of the Tera People: Tera Dance-Bonsuwe Tera dance group recorded in the village of Wuyo 4:41
308
Music of the Tera People: Tera Dry Season Dance-Ngudi Tera dance group recorded in the village of Wuyo 2:42
401
Music of the Tera People: Tera Funeral Dance-Gamto Tera dance group featuring a Jara female singer 2:07
402
Music of the Tera People: Tera Xylophone Music Tera xylophone player recorded in the village of Wuyo 3:17
403
Music of the Tera People: Tera Bonsuwe Sung with Two Xylophones Musicians from the village of Deba Habe 3:14
404
Music of the Tera People: Tera Dance with Two Xylophones- Sapar Kwada Two Tera xylophone players recorded in Deba Habe 2:34
405
Music of the Tera People: Tera Walking Dance-Leo-Leo Tera dance group recorded in Zambuk 1:55
406
Music of the Tera People: Tera Dance-Gwarde Tera dance group recorded in Zambuk 2:46
407
Music of the Tera People: Fulani Garaya Band Fulani Garaya group from the village of Briyel 3:17
408
Music of the Tera People: Tera Dance-Bayamina Tera dance group recorded in the village of Wuyo 4:41

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