Nonesuch Explorer Series / Ghana: Ancient Ceremonies, Das
Album:Ghana: Ancient Ceremonies, Das Collection:World
Artist:Nonesuch Explorer Series Added:Sep 2003
Label:Nonesuch Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-09-20 Pull Date:2004-11-21 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Nov 14Nov 7Oct 10Sep 26

Recent Airplay
1.Mar 07, 2014:Aporeia some more
Dogumbo Song
4.Oct 07, 2004:Sun in Libra, Moon in Pisces
Kassena-Nankani Festival
2.Nov 12, 2004:No Cover, No Minimum - I Like To Riff!
Chocun and Gyamadudu
5.Oct 06, 2004:Dross
Donno Drummers
3.Nov 05, 2004:Still No Cover, No Minimum
Dogumbo Song
6.Sep 25, 2004:Storytime!
Dogumbo Song

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-08-26 
Originally released in 1979. Another fascinating Nonesuch field recording featuring traditional songs recorded in markets, villages, and during ceremonies. Typically with lots of intricate percussion. Read the notes for information on individual songs & instruments.

*1. Fast percussion, voices singing, crying, screaming. Very cool.
*2. Wild dzil (xylophone) duet w/great energy.
3. Set of 3 songs for solo male voice & gonje (lute). Mid/uptempo.
*4. Fast & complex drumming w/wonderful patterns of sound.
5. Drums & high-pitched, squeaky flutes in a fast blend of sound.
6. Women in a call/response ceremony w/rattles. Fast/midtempo.
7. Drums, rattles, women singing. Fast & catchy.
8. Flutes & drums drive this fast & lively dance.
*9. Solo voice in a warm and humming a capella track.
*10. Upbeat percussion, crowd noise. Great sound to this dance.
11. Another wild percussion jam w/great energy.

Track Listing
1.Dogumbo Song 6.Ahanta Chant I
2.Dzil Duet 7.Ahanta Chant Ii
3.Gonje Songs 8.Wiiks and Mpintintoa
4.Donno Drummers 9.Marilli
5.Kassena-Nankani Festival 10.Chocun and Gyamadudu
 11.Donno Drummers