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Country

Burkino faso

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Texture

Starts monophonic, only balafon playing
Heterophonic, when two balafons start playing
Polyphonic, at times

2

Rhythm

Cross rhythms
Polyrhythms
Syncopation

3

Key

Gb major
Feels Modal
Pentatonic scale (Gb, Ab, B, Db, Eb)
Call and response and unison

4

Harmony/accompaniment

7 tones
Most of the time only 6 heard- hexatonic
Emphasis on Gb and Db
Rhythmic ostinati on the drums

5

Metre

Free time/ free metre at the beginning
Time signature is 4/4 when the two balafons play

6

Instrumentation

Voice-simple pentatonic, call and response
Two balafons play and interval of an octave, complex polyphony
Drum ostinati: quaver, 2 semi quavers, relentless pattern
Djembe
Talking drum/ dono
Agogo bell

7

Learnt

Oral tradition

8

Tempo

Unvaried
Beat is regular
Drum ostinati persists throughout

9

Dynamics

Unvaried

10

Written in

2002

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Structure

12 sections
Intro- 3 sections (balafon solo)
Chorus A
Balafon solo
Chorus A
Balafon solo
Vocal solo
Balafon solo
Chorus B
Balafon solo
Chorus A
Balafon solo
Coda

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Introduction (1)

Free metre
Balafon- improvised solo
Monophonic
Use of tremolo
Acciacatura

13

Introduction (2)

Pulse/metre established
Balafon 2 added - octaves
Heterophonic

14

Balafon 3

Drum ostinati added
Balafon 2 ostinato

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Coda

Completely new material
Ends with an agogo bell

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Chorus A

Unison singing
Mainly syllabic
Short, repeated phrases
Falling phrases
First few - Db
Last few- Gb
Balafon interjections

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Chorus B

2 lots of chorus A's

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Balafon solo 1

Same idea as chorus A
Db and Gb

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Balafon solo 2

Lower
Emphasis on Gb

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Balafon solo 3

Higher than regular

21

Balafon solo 4

Gb emphasis
Fast, virtuosic rhythms
Variation on chorus A
Anticipating home

22

Balafon solo 5

Same as the others

23

Vocal section

Dramatic new material
Long notes ---> short
Balafon interjections
Choir respond in unison
Part1: balafon ostinatos
Part2: balafon ostinato with cross rhythms

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How to remember chorus B

Chorus banana, chorus banana