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Keepers of the Talking Drum
Tama Walo
Keepers of the Talking Drum
Genres: World Music, Pop
 
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The Tama Walo ensemble comes from northwestern Senegal, a Wolof speaking region on the Senegal River. While the sabar drums have been made more famous by Youssou N'Dour and other Senegalese stars, this region relies on the...  more »

      
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All Artists: Tama Walo
Title: Keepers of the Talking Drum
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Village Pulse
Original Release Date: 9/1/1998
Release Date: 9/1/1998
Genres: World Music, Pop
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 723723364821

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The Tama Walo ensemble comes from northwestern Senegal, a Wolof speaking region on the Senegal River. While the sabar drums have been made more famous by Youssou N'Dour and other Senegalese stars, this region relies on the tama (sometimes known as "talking drum"), an hourglass drum with a wide range of pitch. Traditional ensembles like this use an ensemble of various sized drums to create the melodic language of the music. The drummers actually have a vocabulary of specific meaning that is played out on these drums, and if you listen carefully to the stories on this well recorded and researched album you almost feel like you are beginning to follow the narrative. --Louis Gibson

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