UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: Jim Rosellini field recordings (Upper Volta, Mali), 1969-1970

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Rosellini, Jim
UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: Jim Rosellini field recordings (Upper Volta, Mali)
1969-1970 (inclusive)
30 items  :  EC - 30 reels; 31 WAV files (48 kHz, 24-bit); Duration: 16:46:33
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Recorded in Upper Volta and Mali, 1969-1970.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2065430974
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Unrestricted: collection is open for research.


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The University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives has been collecting and curating unique ethnographic music recordings for over 50 years. Its holdings of more than 15,000 items include field recordings documenting music traditions of all kinds from most areas of the world, concert recordings of visiting musicians, and films and videos of a variety of musical events, as well as several hundred musical instruments. The Archives serves the students and faculty in the UW Ethnomusicology Program, the broader university community, Pacific Northwest tribes, and an international clientele of musicians, students, and teachers.

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EC analog reels digitized 11/2016 (48 kHz, 24-bit) - 70-22.1.wav (31:12), 70-22.2.wav (16:17), 70-22.3.wav (47:57), 70-22.4.wav (32:16), 70-22.5.wav (32:09), 70-22.6.wav(47:33), 70-22.7.wav (48:00), 70-22.8.wav (15:37), 70-22.9.wav (15:51), 70-22.10.wav (31:49), 70-22.11.wav (32:09), 70-22.12.wav (15:46), 70-22.13.wav (48:12), 70-22.14.wav (32:34), 70-22.15.wav (31:51), 70-22.16.wav (15:34), 70-22.17.wav (16:11), 70-22.18.wav (31:25), 70-22.19.wav (32:20), 70-22.20.wav (31:28), 70-22.21.wav (32:16), 70-22.22.wav (31:31), 70-22.23.wav (31:36), 70-22.24.wav (31:21), 70-22.25.wav (15:42), 70-22.26.wav (48:19), 70-22.27.wav (16:34), 70-22.28.wav (15:41), 70-22.29.wav (25:27), 70-22.30a.wav (01:04:35), 70-22.30b.wav (1:04:34).

Contents (Taken from original archive sheets):70-2.1: Ethnic group: Bwaba and Minianka Information: 1.Bwaba People of San, Mali--Solo "Bala" (xylophone) by Jeri Kone, Accomp.; "Bala" by Mamadou Coulibaly, "Bara" (gourd drum) by Dougoutigi Kone; Place: Ouagadougou Date: May 5, 1970; 2.Bwaba People of Dedougou, Upper Volta; xylophone and cylindrical drum; Place: Bobo-Dioulasso Date: February 18, 1970; 3.Minianka People of Mali--"Bara" (gourd drum). "Nyogo" (long cylindrical drum); 2 "Kekere" (short cylindrical drums), "Tanga" (pressure drum), "Kanga" (metallic idiophone-struck); Place: Bobo-Dioulasso Date: Feb. 18, 1970.70-2.2:Instruments: "chiohou" (xylophone), "kikiza" (cylindrical drum); Ethnic Group: Bwaba Information: "See Photograph #70-2-20 D" The photo is filed with other documentation. Includes this information: "Republic of Upper Volta; City: Bobo-Dioulasso; Quarter: Bolomakoté; People: Bwaba (Bobo-Oulé); Dedougou Dembelé, musician of "chiohou", a balafon or xylophone; Yezouma Dakuyo, musician of "kakis", cylindrical frame drum. February 18, 1970; Photo: Jim Rosellini; Tape Nos.:70-2-20: Side Two, 70-2-21:Side One; Archives Sonores, C.V.R.S. Ouagadougou, Upper Volta."

70-2.3: Information: 1. 2 xylophones, rattle, gourd drum. Recorded at Ouagadaugou, Peuloghin Quarter, 1:00; 2. 2 xylophones, gourd drum, vocal, " ", 10:30; 3. 2 xylophones, gourd drum, clapping, vocal in background, " ", 5:15; Music of the Bella. Recorded at Aribinda, Djibo Cercle 4. Announcement, 2:30; 5. Taganipt flute and vocal by same performer, 9:20; Tasinsak Title: Takamba (Song of Love) 2:15; 7. Wartasena (Song of Youth) 1:50; 8. Gomna (Praise of governor of Ghana) :40; 9. Music of the Zaose: 2 moires performed by Kobo Lankoande and Hamidou Lankoande at Lantaogo Village, Fada N'Gourma, 15:35.

70-2.4:Locus: Dori Town Information: 1. 12 cylindrical drums (72-2-6) 15:45; 2. Hourglass drums (?) (72-2-12) 7:45; 3. Vocal with hourglass drums - Call-and-response. 70-2.5 Ethnic Group: Gourmantche and Bella Information: a) Music of the Gourmantche. Recorded at Matiakouali, Fada Cercle on Dec. 19, 1969. See photograph #70-2-11: A; Kougodougou (lute - 3 strings) and Voice. Performed by Dipeba Ouoba; 1. "Bouama Kambwrla" (Love Doesn't Turn); 2. "Bendiambougou" (Name of Great chief of Bogande); 3. Same as #2; 4. "Lifouari" (Praises of Hunters); 5. "Tiandiara Nambouandi Piga Doudoudi Bigou o Tiampo"; b) Music of the Bella People. Recorded at Markoy, Oudalan Cercle on April 20, 1970; See photographs #70-2-43: A,B,C/ Tasinsak (flute) performed by Zayt Nsabdar; Takabat (shaken idiophone) and Voice performed by Goumaru Ingari. 1. "Damburu"; 2. "Dondo"; 3. "Takamba"; 4. "Nduga"; 5. "Soumayla".70-2.6 Information: 1. Zoase Harvest (15:00) (Drumming corresponding w/ film maker's announcing "take" numbers); 2. Millet Harvest of chief (15:00), KOURITENGA NABA KI KIABO (Millet Harvest of Chief of Kouritenga Village) - Gangaobila (small cylindrical drum), Gangaowoko (long cylindrical drum), Louyanga (female pressure drum), Loundaaga (male pressure drum), Lougbila (small pressure drum) - Recorded in chief's fields, Kouritenga, Koupela Region; 3. Harvest Feast (3:10) (drumming); 4. Harvest Feast (with vocal section) (12:00) at Nahounga Nakobo (pressure + gourd drums of Koupela).

70-2.7 Ethnic Group: Gourmantche Mossi Information: 1. Music of Gourmantche-- Circumcised boys chanting; 2. Mossi millet threshing to 1 gourd drum at Nakobo; 3. Threshing and winnowing millet to drums, Banogo Village; 4. Children's songs, Zadro Village; 5. Unidentified ensembles, drums and flute.

70-2.8 Performers: Koumbaté Kambiré, musician od "djill"; Djomalaté Dabire, musician of "gangaa" (cylindrical drum), Sié Dabiré on metalic idiophone (a hoe blade hit with a stick); Instruments: 2 xylophones, 1 cylindrical drum, 1 struck idiophone (wood on metal); Ethnic Group: Birifor.Information: "See photographs #70-2-20 A,B,C. The 'djill' (xylophone) has 14 keys." Notes on photographs: 70-2-20A: "Republic of Upper Volta; City: Bobo-Dioulasso; Quarter: Sainte Etienne; People: Birifor"; Musicians' names listed left to right in caption of photo: the same performers listed above; "February 17, 1970; Photo: Jim Rosellini; Tape N:70-2-20: Side (Part) One, Archives Sonores, C.V.R.S. Ouagadougou, Upper Volta." #'s70-2-20 B and C have same notes as A except musicians in photos vary. See document file in UW Ethnomusicology Archives.

70-2.9Locus: Bobo-Dioulasso, Upper Volta; Date: Feb. 21, 1970; Performers: Konfilé Dah, blind musician of "yélé" (xylophone); Dolonkoté Dah and Ollo Dah on the "baba", cylindrical drum; Instruments: 1 xylophone, 2 cylindrical drum; Ethnic Group: Lobi.Information: "See photographs #70-2-22 C and D." Notes on photographs: "Republic of Upper Volta; Cercle: Bobo-Dioulasso; City: Bobo-Dioulasso; Quarter: Bolomakoté; People: Lobi; left to right: Dolonkoté Dah and Ollo Dah, on the "baba", cylindrical drum; Konfilé Dah, blind musician of "yélé", a balafon or xylophone. February 21, 1970; Photo: Jim Rosellini; Tape number: 70-2-22: Side Two Archives Sonores, C.V.R.S. Ouagadougou, Upper Volta; #70-2-22D contains same info but with only one person in photo: "Konfilé Dah, blind musician of "yélé", a xylophone".

70-2.10 Locus: Uourbira Village, Gaona Cercle Ethnic Group: Lobi Information: A) Musical Bow and Vocal, 1. 2:00; 2. spoken line with bow accompaniment 3:00; 3. musical bow alone 1:00; 4. two singers with bow 1:30; 5. Diro Da (performer) and singer with bow 1:45; 6. bow alone 1:45; 7. bow alone - voice joins for certain sections - 6:00; B) 8. women singing while grinding millet 5:45; 9. vocal with bow Diro Da Kankarman (performer) 1:15; 10. vocal hum with bow 1:30; 11. bow alone, sections with hum 3:15; 12. same as item 11 2:00; 13. same as item 11 2:00.

70-2.11Ethnic Group: Lobi Information: 1. Scales of xylophone 1:15; 2. two xylophones, 1 large gourd drum, 1 small gourd drum 14:00; 3. two xylophones, music for initiation, "Bour" 9:00; 4. solo xylophone - "Bwor Yolon Kur" - 2:00; 5. solo xylophone 4:45 - "Bwor Yolon Kur"; 6. tuning :10.

70-2.12 Ethnic Group: Fulse (Kouroumba), Gourmantche, Fulani.Informartion: 1. Seredou (bamboo flute) and 2 Bedagaji (gourd drums) "Doforebbe (Song of Aribinda) 7:00; 2. 2 Cheredi (bamboo flutes) "Wasi Karkawi" 4:15; 3. 1 Serendou "Bani Bolel" :50; 4. 1 Serendou "Bani Bolel" 2:00. "See photographs #70-2-36; B,C,D,E" Photos contain information on performers. See archives document file.

70-2.13 Locus: Koupela Region, Upper Volta.Ethnic Group: Fulani.Information: 1. Marriage feast - Douliyarou (flute) performed by Boukare Bair; Kakol, Kaake (calabash) performed by Omaru People - 9:50; 2. Marriage feast at Uugam Village, Koupela Region 5:00; 3. Marriage feast (same as above) 15:45; 4. Mossi - Keened (lute) performed by Boukare Tougma; Douliyarou (flute) performed by Wedblu Diallo; iron rattle, pressure drum, gourd drum, at Court of Chief of Nohoungo in Nohoungo, koupela Region - 15:45.

70-2.14Instruments: Fulani transverse flute, 3 Kakool.Ethnic Group: Fulani Information: Item 1: Ensemble -- douliyarou (transverse flute), single reed clarinet, 3 calabashes, vocal 11:30; Item 2: Same ensembles as above but no vocal 5:15; Item 3: Same ensemble as above with vocal 7:00; Item 4: Transverse flute solo 7:00.

70-2.15 Instruments: 1 Douliyaron (millet stalk, 4 finger holes).Ethnic Group: Fulani Information: 1. at Barani Village, Nouna Dercle [sic] 16:00; 2. 5:00; 3. 1:00; 4. 4:00; 5. 6:00 - "Haama" and "Hyyma" vocal styles at Bouryanga, Kongoussi Cercle.

70-2.16 Performers: Kito Karama, musician of the "knotting"; Kimoni Sirima, musician of the "sansagené."Instruments: "konchung", a 7-string harp lute; "sansagené", a pair of palm leaf rattles with baobab seeds inside; 1 struck idiophone, wood on wood. Ethnic Group: GouinInformation: "See photographs #70-2-21: A,B." Photographs contain names of musicians.

70-2.17 Performers: "Ouroudien Soulama, musician "boanga"; Nangouna Mandjo, musician of "paradiango"; Kito Soulama, singer and musician of "korobao".Instruments: "boanga" (xylophone), "paradiango" (conical drum), "korobao" (cylindrical drum).Ethnic Group: Gouin. Information: "See photographs #70-2-22: A,B" Photographs contain names of musicians.

70-2.18 Ethnic Group: Sam Information: 1. drums 2:00; 2. drums and reeds 8:30; 3. rhythm and vocal 3:30; 4. music of Nankana 11:30; 5. fiddle, gourd rattle, and vocal, "fire" (dance of Nankana) 2:00; 6. Moslem prayer-chant at Po Town Mosque 2:00.

70-2.19 Instruments: fiddle, vocal.Ethnic Group: Yadse.Information: 1. fiddle and vocal 24:00; 2. fiddle and vocal 8:00

70-2.20 Ethnic Group: Dyula.Information: 1. Dyula children's songs - 4 Mossi girls, two with water drum - a. Ka Ta Ka Doumbe 2:45 - b. Apollo 3:00; 2. Dyula songs on Spanish guitar. performed by Dougoutigi Koné at Ouagadongou 8:45; 3. xylophone ensemble (mixed tribes) - post funeral celebration 1:30; 4. Wara - 2 xylophones and gourd drum 4:00; 5. same as item 4 2:30; 6. 2 xylophones and gourd drum 8:00.

70-2.21 Ethnic Group: Bella. Information: 1. fiddle "emzad" 6:00; 2. rattles 2:45; 3. rattles, fiddle, and vocal 11:30; 4. flute 6:00; 5. lute with vocal 6:00.

70-2.22 Ethnic Group: Ble and Dyula.Information: 1. 4 harp-lutes, idiophones 15:25; 2. girls chanting, music of the Dyula 4:00, 4:00; 3. music of the Ble, harp-lutes, idiophones, vocal 7:00.

70-2.23 Ethnic Group: Banogo. Information: NAKABA NABA KOBO - Banogo: 8 Zoasse - Gangado; 2 Lwisi (pressure drums); 2 Lung bi (pressure drums); 1 Binderi (gourd drum); 1 Gangaongo (cylindrical drum); 1 Wagba (struck iron idiophone).

70-2.24 Performers: Herles Hamid Gargassa of Tinakof.Instruments: Tahardent (3-string lute) and Voice.Ethnic Group: (Tinakof) Touareg. Information: 1. Takamba (name of girl) 10:00; 2. Jeba (Tourag chief of Tinakof) 6:00; 3. Tanga (girl's name) 4:00; 4. Yonna (girl's name) 3:00; 5. Sorri (warrior) 1:00; 6. Adina (girl's name); "See photographs #70-2-38 A, B" Photographs with musician names. See archive document file.

70-2.25 Ethnic Group: Karaboro and Senufo.Information: 1. Musicians of the "Trembleuses de Tengrela" dance group playing: -two nyigélé (xylophones) -two printing (conical drums) -two ping (gourd drums) - Karaboro people, "See photographs #70-2-18 B,C" (musician names); 2. Tiambogo Traoré, musician of the diékélé (16-key xylophone), Yanorogo Traoré, musician of the tipping (a closed-end flute) and the kané (an iron scraped idiophone), three women play sitiagy (gourds with pebbles inside, shaken idiophones), Accompaniment to dance. "See photographs #70-2-18 D,E, F, and 70-2-19 A (musician names).

70-2.26 Ethnic Group: Kouroumba Information: 1. Announcement of items on tape - 3 "Ferellega" "ferrell" flutes; 3 "Adebo" "Adébni"-gourd drum; 2. flutes 8:30 Jen Kuré (Honi); 3. Ta Wiza (Honi) 2:00, Gourmantche Fe 4:30; 4. Announcement of items on tape :30; 5. "A Segimam" (praises of chiefs of Arabindia) - 15:50; 6. Announcement of items :30; 7. 1. Kimba, 2. Owohie, 3. Nadeala. - 15:00.

70-2.27 Ethnic Group: Lélé Information: Nasou Bazié, on the "kwélé" (gourd drum); Kaliga Zaongo, on the "na gel" (whistle flute); Balama Bazié, on the "na bia" (whistle flute); Pinou Basié, on the "na yon" (whistle flute); Lalé Bazimo, on the "gogwa" (pressure drum); Basolé Bachono, on the "gouli" (cylindrical drum). Playing at festivities marking the coupling of Koudougou and Dreux, France as sister cities. See photographs #70-2-39: A,B,C,D,E,F,G.

70-2.28 Ethnic Group: Bobo (Fing) and Senufo Information: 1. Music of the Bob (Fing). Tiéssou Ouattara, musician of "paraprou" (gourd drum); Sibiri Sanon, musician of the "dindinisa" (master pressure drum); Damoussira Sanon, musician of "dindintola" (baby pressure drum); Tiéssou Sanon, musician of "dindintola"; Makoumassou Sanon, musician of "toulé" (whistle-flute); a boy plays a struck idiophone. Music accompanies masked dancers. See photographs #70-2-18: G,H,I,J; 2. Music of the Senufo - a. Tipiné (closed-end flute) played by Yanorogo Traoré, b. Tipiné and Kané (an iron scraped idiophone) played by one musician, Yanorogo Traore. See photograph #70-2-19: A.

70-2.29 Original archive sheet was left blank.

70-2.30 1/2 tr. mono (both sides) Information: A. Binderi - - Ganna, Yobe, Lungun - - Alphonese, Salifo, Jouen, Une bi - - Eli, Alexis, Shene, Gangaongo - Alexi, Wagha - Lokre, Gahgaongo Bila; B. Solo: Binder - Ganna, Singer - Etien (Togo tenea), Lungun - Alphonese; C. Lungun - Julien, Wagha - Lokre, Singer - Lokre; D. Nuri Bari - Hodu, Kwende. -R.S.

Documentation: Photo-copies of tape boxes, correspondence, photographs.

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Subject Terms

  • Ethnomusicology

Personal Names

  • Lankoande, Hamidou Ange Djehn Massiack, 1980-

Geographical Names

  • Burkina Faso
  • West Africa

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Lankoande, Kobo (performer)