The Grammy Award for Best Traditional World Music Album was an honor presented to recording artists between 2004 and 2011 for quality traditional world music albums
The traditional music of Africa, given the vastness of the continent, is historically ancient, rich and diverse, with different regions and nations of Africa having many distinct musical traditions. Music in Africa is very important when it comes to religion. Songs and music are used in rituals and religious ceremonies, to pass down stories from generation to generation, as well as to sing and dance to.
The music of Africa is as vast and varied as the continent's many regions, nations, and ethnic groups. The African continent comprises approximately 20 percent of the world's land mass and has a population of roughly 934 million. African music is as diverse as its cultures and peoples and has flowered in many indigenous forms as well as been shaped by foreign influences. Although there are many different varieties of music in Africa, there are a number of common elements to the music, especially within regions. Drummers, part of a large celebration marking the arrival of running water to their village, Ojumo Oro, Kwara State, Nigeria, in April 2004. When discussing African music, the term "traditional music" is used to refer to the characteristics of African music prior to the colonization of the continent by European countries, which was most widespread during the late nineteenth century.
World of Traditional Music: Southeast Asia.
Title: Africa - Witchcraft & Ritual Music Recorded In Kenya And Tanzania by David Fanshawe. Mastered By Sterling Sound, Inc. (P)&(C)1975 Nonesuch Records. Track 1, 2 recorded in Taita (Kenya) Track 3, 4 recorded in Lamu (Kenya) Track 5 recorded south of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) Track 6 recorded around Lake Baringo (Kenya) Track 7-15 recorded in Kenya. This is a re-release of Various - Africa - Witchcraft & Ritual Music on CD as part of an reissue series
Information on Various Artists. Cry You Mountains, Cry You Fields: Traditional Songs and Instrumental Music from Southeast Albania.
From Afro-beat to Congolese Soukous, and from Tuareg music to Arabesque, this release introduces some of the key African and Middle Eastern artists and styles; popular and classical, new and traditional. Mutumilayi, Mahmoud Fadl with Salwa Abou Greisha, Rhany, Etran Finatawa, King Sunny Ade, Tweak & Tony Allen, Mariem Hassan and Ofra Haza.
Traditional music from a conceptual perspective. Traditional music often has a poor reputation and many think it is the emblem of an outdated era. Being seen as unalterable and passed orally from one generation to another makes traditional music less attractive through the years, although it is definitely determined by a strong oral and folkloric aspect. In her 1997 article ‘Ten years of traditional music in France’, Françoise Etay points out that traditional music is defined by a deep establishment in a specific place. It isn’t a copy of the past, but a current and very much alive expression of cultural features that have persisted through many generations in a particular place. Despite progress in modern technologies, some artists are trying to practice their art with a certain authenticity.
CreditsRaymond 'Doko - Primary Artist
Volker Haller - Translation
Bassi Kouyate - Primary Artist
Men's Choir - Primary Artist
Etienne Ngbozo - Primary Artist
Dawidi Owiti - Primary Artist
Christian Poché - Ethno-Musicologist
Ousmane Sacko - Primary Artist
Joseph Samba - Primary Artist
Jali Nyama Suso - Kora, Primary Artist
Robert Tarapai - Primary Artist
Kat Von Der Lippe - Concept, Graphic Realization
J.M. Zahnd - Editing
|2||Yundumunko||Jali Nyama Suso||5:03|
|3||Gêêkesi (Masque Méchant) (Wicked Mask)||Men's Choir||4:19|
|4||La Navette Apollo/The Apollo Shuttle||Bassi Kouyate / Ousmane Sacko||7:24|
|6||Piére||Raymond 'Doko / Etienne Ngbozo / Joseph Samba / Robert Tarapai||6:32|
|7||Mébasi Pygmées/Pygmies Bibayak||6:58|
|10||Orcheste Lukeme et Chanson (And Song)||6:59|
|11||La Vie de Dawidi Owiti (The Life of Dawidi Owiti)||Dawidi Owiti||5:30|
|12||Chant À Voix Chuchotée (Whispered Song)/Cithare Inanga (Inanga Zither)||5:35|