Archive for Ethnomusicology
This post links to a download of a presentation keynote, specifically on Colombian and Cuban drumming traditions.
A brief pondering of the value one’s relationship with art, and of the value of “recipes.”
In our first submission to the MTD site video series, Kalani introduced the axatse (ah-hah’-tsay), a gourd shaker originating with the Ewe people of Ghana (click here to see that video.) There are many similar gourd shakers, as well as many other types of gourd shakers, scrapers, drums, and other instruments. Gourd instruments are often [...]
Who knew 5 little notes were so important?
Many music therapists are familiar with the djembe. Another somewhat related regional instrument is the krin. Check it out.
The mbira dzavadzimu is one type of mbira which originates from Zimbabwe, and it is played by the Shona people. Here is a little information on this beautiful instrument.