The Arthur S. Alberts Collection: More Tribal, Folk, and Café Music of West Africa

The Arthur S. Alberts Collection: More Tribal, Folk, and Café Music of West Africa

Track List

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  101 Malinke Guitars and Kora n/a 4:05  
  102 Mano: A Capella n/a 2:01  
  103 Mano: A Capella n/a 2:20  
  104 Igbo: Lamellaphones, Bottle & Knife, Drum, Ngedegwu n/a 4:10  
  105 Mano: Hammers and Chisels n/a 3:17  
  106 Mano: Hammers and Chisels n/a 2:11  
  107 Ashanti: Percussion Sticks, Guitar n/a 3:36  
  108 Baule: Cylindrical & Frame Drums, Metal Gong n/a 4:02  
  109 Fanti: Frame Drum n/a 4:32  
  110 Liberian: All for You Euphene Cooper 2:56  

                         Plus 9 additional tracks.

 

 

 

 

The Arthur S. Alberts Collection:
More Tribal, Folk, and Café Music of West Africa
Various Artists
HRT15016

A musical exploration of West Africa from the late 1940s, this Endangered Music Project compilation is comprised of 19 songs culled from an enormous archive by recordist Arthur S. Alberts. During a six-month, 4,000-mile jeep tour of West Africa in 1949, Alberts recorded a broad range of musics using state-of-the-art equipment (for the time). The album features popular music found in clubs and cafés, sacred songs, work songs, and school children’s chants. This anthology, with its rich and varied styles of singing, percussion, hand-claps and other instruments, highlights the depth and diversity of West African music. The Arthur S. Alberts Collection: More Tribal, Folk, and Café Music of West Africa was issued in 1998 as part of the Endangered Music Project, a series curated by Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart featuring material from the Library of Congress' American Folklife Center (now part of the Mickey Hart Collection made available by Smithsonian Folkways).

YEAR RELEASED 1998
RECORD LABEL Mickey Hart Collection
SOURCE ARCHIVE Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
COPYRIGHT 2011 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / The Mickey Hart Collection

GENRE(S) World 
COUNTRY(S) Burkina FasoGhanaGuineaLiberiaMaliNigeriaSenegal
LANGUAGE(S) EnglishTwi 
CREDITS