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MR.1959.11.7-B8

Basic facts:

 country   province   region   village   people   group   date   collector 
 Benin         Abomey         1952   Rouget Gilbert 

Language and title:

original language:
title in original language:
title in English: Drums for the Niegpadoudo dance

Musical composition:

 type   # performers   instrument (type)   singing voice 
 Group   unknown   (drum)   - 
 Solo    1   -   FEMALE 

Characteristics:

general: instrumental
function: ritual music
length: unknown

Performers:

unknown

Fragment:

not available online

Remarks:

"Dahomey, Musique des Princes"
Niegpadoudo ritual dance by a spirit-woman who performs several characters with a sword that she handles by thrusting and cutting. This dance is led by the rhythm of the drums that link several rhythmic formulas.


Tempo: help

tempo
average119.72
median117.65
minimum93.75
maximum142.86
standaard deviation8.52
regression factor-0.04

Pitch: help

Tessitura

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Octave reduced tone scale

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All pitch candidates

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Melodic progress (fragment)

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