> Music of the masks and the funeral rituals
Recommended by Répertoire magazine
1 CD W 260089 SC848
RECORDINGS, PIERRE BOIS. - LINER NOTES, FRANCOISE GRÜND. & PIERRE BOIS.
© MCM 1999
Musicians of the Awa of Sangha
led by Sekou Dolo
This CD presents the music played by the Dogon for the deads : funerals and masked dances celebrating the end of the mourning. Performed by a group of initiates named awa, this music is based on songs, horns, bells, drums and shouts which imitate the bark of a fox, the most important animal in Dogon mythology.