The Initiation Dance
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Title: The Initiation Dance
Subtitled: Tribal Songs for Cello, Flute, A-Bass & percussion
Author: Emmanuel Tanka Fonta
13 Digit ISBN: 978-1-894821-38-4 | ISBN: 1-894821-38-6
Subject: Trad.African Music
Instrumentation: Flute, cello, bass & percussion
Category: Concert / Educational
Genre: Traditional African / Improvizational
Duration: 5:24 minutes
Difficulty: Difficult/professional (Grades 7-8+)
Add Info: Score, Parts, CD, 30cm; Spiral bound
An energetic & challenging work, interpreting traditional african oral poetry as rhythmic & melodic themes, folkloric dance imagery as thematic musical idioms, motifs. A thematic expositions on the forms, structures, idioms, themes, rhythms, melodies, harmonies, polyphony, polyrhythms and textural patterns inherent in the musical idiolects of different traditional African plucked and bowed string instruments, vocal chant music as well as the idioms of pitched percussion instruments such as the xylophone, thumb piano and marimba.