Nonesuch Explorer Series / West Africa: Drum, Chant & Inc
Album:West Africa: Drum, Chant & Inc Collection:World
Artist:Nonesuch Explorer Series Added:Sep 2003
Label:Nonesuch Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-09-06 Pull Date:2004-11-07 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Nov 7Oct 24Sep 26Sep 19Sep 12

Recent Airplay
1.Dec 09, 2015:12-9-2015
Bounkam Solo
4.Oct 20, 2004:Dross
Songhay Gulu Drummers
2.Feb 27, 2009:orangeasm
Djerma Dundun Drummers
5.Oct 19, 2004:At the Cafe Bohemian
Hausa Street Music
3.Nov 02, 2004:At the Cafe Bohemian
Djerma Dundun Drummers
6.Sep 21, 2004:At the Cafe Bohemian
Djerma Dundun Drummers

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-08-05 
These field recordings from Niger, Mali, and Burkina Faso were originally released in 1976. Read the notes for the full story. As typical with this whole series, the stories of the music are fascinating.

*1. 5 drummers/singers w/a thrumming percussion & soaring vox.
2. Vibrating reed-instrument solo. Midtempo w/a cool sound.
3. Catchy lute solo by an 8-year old boy! Wow.
*4. Serious drumming in this medley suite by griots. It goes places
*5. Chants to chase away sickness. Drums, , coughs, screams.
6. High-pitches flutes/drums. Hypnotic & flowing.
7. Drums & call/response vocals. Hard to hear this one clearly.
*8. Complex lute solo w/taps & bursts of strings. Halting & cool.
*9. Wild drumming, faint vocals, too short.

Track Listing
1.Hausa Street Music 5.Taureg Medicinal Chant
2.Bounkam Solo 6.Lodagaa Wiikis and Gulu
3.Sountougi Solo 7.Songhay Kombi and Ettebel
4.Djerma Dundun Drummers 8.Kouco Solo
 9.Songhay Gulu Drummers