| Benin || || || || Nago || || 1952 || Rouget Gilbert |
Language and title:
title in original language:
title in English: A divinity's greeting
| type || # performers || instrument (type) || singing voice
| Group || 2 || Bata (double-skin drum)
|| - |
function: ritual music
not available online
"Batteries Africaines - Collection du Musée de l'Homme, Afrique, vol. 3"
Rhythms on two Bata drums: the smaller one plays the supporting ostinato, the large one expresses, in nago language, greetings to the Orisha divinities. A small bell is enclosed in the chamber of this drum and jumps at each strike.
Octave reduced tone scale
All pitch candidates
Melodic progress (fragment)