Παρασκευή, 23 Σεπτεμβρίου 2011

GUELEWAR/TERANGA BEAT



Serious new Teranga Beat release! Featuring Gambian experimental/psych band, Guelewar.
Teranga Beat proudly presents legendary group Guelewar of Banjul, The Gambia. Amongst the most experimental, psychedelic, bands out of Africa, Guelewar offer a unique sound and intstrumentation, mixing traditional compositions with modern instruments such as Mini Moog. Here in their last recording, live in the "Canari Club de Kaolack". Senegal, 1982 the 12 members guide you to another level, The liner notes include more information outlining the beautiful story of this exceptional band from this distinctive West African country, The Gambia. We hope you will enjoy.




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youlia olomplava είπε...

I am sure that you will be interested in Gmelan music! "Galak Tika" is Bahasa Kawi (classical Javanese, a dialect of Sanskrit) for "intense togetherness."
What is a Gamelan?
The word gamelan means "to hammer;" the term refers generally to the large percussion orchestras of Java and Bali. The primary instruments are gongs, metallophones and hand drums, with cymbals, vocals, bamboo flutes, and spiked fiddles used as well. Gamelan is the wellspring of all music in Bali, both sacred and secular. The Balinese people are ardent practitioners of a unique form of Hinduism, and gamelan is necessary for all ritual events, as well as to mark any large social occasion. There are dozens of different types of gamelans in Bali, ranging from large metal orchestras to bamboo ensembles, vocal groups, and groups dedicated to the imitation of frog sounds. All the music is marked by the use of one of two non-tempered pentatonic scales - pelog or slendro - and by rhythmically precise interlocking parts known as kotekan.