> Traditions of the Emirate of Kano
The Hausa, 24 million approximately, are one of the largest Muslim groups of sub-Saharian Africa. Their social organisation, very old and quite hierarchical, is based on a philosophy of success and the power it provides. This explains all the songs of praise, of education and moral advices which consitute the core of their repertoire. This CD presents three groups from the city of Kano and three different styles: the old master Dankaka Rogo and his royal singers, a group of female singers and players of shantu, a struck hollow gourd which sounds like water in a bowl, and the talented singer and fiddler Nasiru Garbasuka accompanied by a kalangu drum virtuoso.