Dagaaba Xylophone: Daga-Gyil Making in Ghana - DVD

Dagaaba Xylophone: Daga-Gyil Making in Ghana - DVD

Herausgeber: Lars-Christian Koch
Reihe: Museum Collection Berlin Audiovisuell 8

The daga-gyil (xylophone) is the most important musical instrument of the Dagaaba people of northern Ghana and neighboring Burkina Faso. It is played in recreational as well as ritual contexts, most importantly as part of traditional funeral ceremonies where the instrument takes on a central role both in announcing a person's death and accompanying the transition of the deceased into the ancestral world. The material for this film was shot by the ethnomusicologists John Wesley Dankwa and Florian Carl in and around Nandom in Ghana's Upper West Region in 2011. It documents the construction of a daga-gyil and some of its performance contexts.
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