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MR.1966.2.3-A8

Basic facts:

 country   province   region   village   people   group   date   collector 
 Central African Republic      Extrême Ouest   Beya   Benzélé      1965   Geneviève Taurelle Simkha Aron et 

Language and title:

original language: Sango
title in original language: Ngoma
title in English: The porcupine

Musical composition:

 type   # performers   instrument (type)   singing voice 
 Group   3   Ndoumou (3 trom. Benzélé) (single-skin drum)   - 
 Group   2   Awoko (rattle)   - 
 Solo    1   (struck object)   - 
 Solo    1   (handclapping)   MALE 
 Group   unknown   (handclapping)   MALE 
 Group   unknown   (handclapping)   FEMALE 

Characteristics:

general: polyphony, responsorial, vocal, instrumental
function: hunting
length: unknown

Performers:

unknown

Fragment:

not available online

Remarks:

"An Anthology of African Music - Ba-Benzélé Pygmies"
Invocation song for hunting of the Mouya rhythm intended exclusively for songs having a magic character; it's accompanied by a dance performed on the eve of going hunting. While the women can unite their voices with those of the men, they are strictly forbidden from participating in the dance; they sing while keeping a certain distance from the men.


Tempo: help

tempo
average142.36
median142.86
minimum117.65
maximum162.16
standaard deviation6.21
regression factor-0.01

Pitch: help

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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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