Title: Wunja Na Bika
Subtitle: An African Night Mystery & The Transcendent
Author: Emmanuel Tanka Fonta
13 Digit ISBN: 978-1-894821-37-7 | ISBN: 1-894821-37-8
Subject: Contemporary African
Instrumentation : Orchestra
Category : Concert
Genre : Traditional African
Duration : 7:12 minutes
Difficulty : Difficult/professional (Grades 7-8+)
More info : Score, Parts, CD, 30cm; Spiral bound
Areas of interest: Musicology, Ethnomusicology. Theoritical & practical approaches to composition in contemporary African music with western notation, instrumentation and orchestration.
A polyphonic & poly-rhythmic work in one movement, structured & written in the idiomatic language of traditional African percussion music, with integral elements of classical & jazz music. It’s inherent form, structure, themes & melodic motifs structured on different traditional African percussion instruments, such as the Magbetu a zither harp from Zaire & the Mvet, a double sided harp with calabash amplification of the Beti's of Cameroon.
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