Giles Swayne Senegal Collection

Mandinka kontingo plucked lute - evening after supper

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  • Is part of (Collection)

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

  • Recording locations

    Kabajó, Senegal

  • Performers

    Jata, Konkino (singer, male / kontingo), Unidentified (singers, male)

  • Recordist

    Swayne, Giles

  • Description

    Item note: From hand written notes in file and on tape box: recorded in Kabajó, on 1982.01.30; Konkino Jata plays the kontinjo [kontingo] plucked lute and sings (2 or 3 men sing); 3 strings, stopper + finger with LH - player [illegible] guitar - no plectrum; Jata a bunukab-drinker + tapper - true Jola, though the Kontijo [kontingo] itself is a Mandinka instrument [hand writing is very difficult to decipher]. [Jola is also know as Diola-Fogny, Dyola, Jóola, Jola and Yola].

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