UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: Adebisi Adeleke (concert), 1989-03-07

Overview of the Collection

University of Washington. School of Music
UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: Adebisi Adeleke (concert)
1 items  :  EC - 1 reel (7 1/2 ips, 1/2 tr. stereo, 7") (analog copy of DAT original); Duration: 00:27:00
Collection Number
University of Washington Percussion Ensemble Concert recorded in UW Meany Studio Theater, 3/7/89.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2065430974
Access Restrictions

Unrestricted: collection is open for research.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Adebisi "Bisi" Adeleke is a drummer from la-Orangun, Nigeria. He is a fourth-generation master in the lineage of Yoruba talking praise drums. A talking drum has a hour-class shape with two membranes on each end. There are cords on the outside of the drum that affect membrane tension and adjust the pitch.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Original recording by Gary Louie for the UW School of Music on Panasonic SV-250 DAT recorder with Neumann KM-84 mics (near-coincident ORTF pattern) and Symetrix SX 202 dual mic preamp.

Analog copy of DAT original copied for Archives.

Performers: Adebisi Adeleke/iya ilu (mother drum); Christopher Waterman/isaju; Andrew Frankel/ejin; David Hunter/gudugudu; Denny Stern/atele.

Contents: see logsheet for item description.

This performance constituted the second half of the UW Percussion Ensemble concert; Adebisi Adeleke was a visiting artist in the UW Ethnomusicology Division 1988-90.

Documentation: Concert program.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Concerts
  • Ethnomusicology

Geographical Names

  • Africa
  • Nigeria
  • Yoruba--Africa--Western Africa

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Adeleke, Adebisi (performer)