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Music of the Jos Plateau and Other Regions of Nigeria

Various Artists
Music of the Jos Plateau and Other Regions of Nigeria

The Jos Plateau, located in Plateau State in central Nigeria, is a region known for being culturally diverse. In 1958–1959, Stanley Diamond, professor of anthropology at Syracuse University, conducted a series of field recordings of the music of nine tribal or linguistic groups native to the Plateau State and other regions of Nigeria. The first half of the album presents musicians of the Anaguta and Jarawa peoples, with the remaining six tracks featuring music from Ibibio, Angus, Tiv, Beri-Beri, Hansa-Fulani, and Ibo singers and musicians. Liner notes, written by Diamond, provide information about the recording of each track.

Track Listing

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Music of the Anaguta and Jarawa: Flute Solo / Flute Duet / Flute Octet / Whistles and Voices (medley) Anaguta flutists 8:58
102
Music of the Anaguta and Jarawa: Reed "Harp"- Two Selections Male Anaguta harpist 2:39
103
Music of the Anaguta and Jarawa: Song with Molo / Song with Bourma (medley) Male Anaguta musicians 1:45
104
Music of the Anaguta and Jarawa: "Oboe" Solo Male Anaguta musician 1:06
105
Music of the Anaguta and Jarawa: Women with Mortar and Pestle / Drum Duet (medley) Female Anaguta workers, two Anaguta male drummers 6:12
106
Music of the Anaguta and Jarawa: Music of a Celebration - Women's Chorus and Drums / Trumpets at End of Ceremony (medley) Jarawa workers, female dancers, male drummers, horn players 5:00
201
Music Recorded in and around the City of Jos and Some Other Parts of Nigeria: Ibibio Orchestra - Two Selections Ibibio trumpet orchestra, drummers 4:03
202
Music Recorded in and around the City of Jos and Some Other Parts of Nigeria: Angus Man, Playing Whistle / Singing / Playing "Oboe" (medley) Male Angas musician at an Anagusta compound 5:40
203
Music Recorded in and around the City of Jos and Some Other Parts of Nigeria: Tiv, Male Singers and Drummers / Tiv, Song with Molo / Tiv, Fiddle Solo (medley) Three male Tiv musicians 5:29
204
Music Recorded in and around the City of Jos and Some Other Parts of Nigeria: Beri-Beri Xylophone Orchestra Itinerant worker-musicians 3:04
205
Music Recorded in and around the City of Jos and Some Other Parts of Nigeria: Hausa-Fulani, Singers with Dumbo / Gourmi Solo / Butcher's Drum (medley) Male Hausa-Fulani musicians 4:03
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Music Recorded in and around the City of Jos and Some Other Parts of Nigeria: Ibo, Drummers and Dancers / National Celebration (medley) Ibo drum orchestras, singers, dancers 3:10

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