Giles Swayne Senegal Collection

Bugarabu drumming

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  • Is part of (Collection)

    Swayne-Jola Music collection of recordings made in Gambia and Senegal in Jan 1982

  • Recording locations

    Aran Kolikunda / Arongkoli Kunda, Gambia

  • Performers

    Kujabi, Aliu (singer, male / drum / wrist jingles), Kujabi, Ndongo (singer, male / drum / wrist jingles), Unidentified (singers, female and male), Unidentified (wooden blocks)

  • Recordist

    Swayne, Giles

  • Description

    Item note: Bugarabu music performed by Ndongo Kujabi and Aliu Kujabi; recorded in Aran Kolikunda / Arongkoli Kunda, around 10:30pm - midnight, The Gambia, 1982.01.05 [singing, drumming with jingles on wrists of drummer, long wooden blocks]. ["The Jola dance to the bugarabu, a set of three or four large drums played by a single person with bare hands usually wearing jingles on his wrists, often accompanied by women clapping long wooden blocks" -]. [Jola is also know as Diola-Fogny, Dyola, Jóola, Jola and Yola].

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