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Music of the Comoro Islands: Domani

Various Artists
Music of the Comoro Islands: Domani

The mshogoro, zifafa, balolo, and tari instruments recorded on this album depict sounds heard during a traditional wedding celebration, or harusi, in the town of Domani on Anjouan Island. Gabus (a five-stringed lute), twarabu (an English-style concert), and Malagasy-influenced ndzedze (box-zither) are occasionally included in weddings. Drumming for boxing-matches, mrenge and spirit-possession music, the mriswala, are also considered music, but are not associated with weddings in any way.

Track Listing

101
Love Song with Gabus n/a 2:00
102
Ndzedze Music n/a 3:46
103
Ndzedze Music n/a 2:35
104
Mregne (Boxing Match Accompanied by Drums) n/a 3:08
105
Two Tari Songs n/a 2:42
106
Two Tari Songs n/a 1:31
107
Balolo n/a 2:49
108
Twarabu (with the Organisation Assmine Bande) n/a 2:28
109
Mshogoro n/a 1:45
110
Zifafa n/a 1:50
111
Shigoma n/a 1:23
112
Mriswala n/a 2:01
113
Mriswala (A Pause in the Morning Procession) n/a 1:31
114
Koranic School n/a 1:45
115
Daira n/a 10:40

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