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Music of the Comoro Islands: Domani

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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

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