A World in London 277 - Xylophone Cultures Mon, 2018-11-19 14:57

Celebrating and exploring the many xylophone cultures of Africa on this A World in London!

A World in London’s Lucas Keen spent a decade apprenticing on the pentatonic balafon in Burkina Faso. For this special journey in buzzing gourds he takes Norman Druker and Sophie Darling from Burkina Faso to Botswana via Mali and Uganda, in the company of griots and battling high school marimba bands, examining the construction, repertoire and history of African xylophones.

 

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