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Kora music from the Gambia sound recording / played by Foday Musa Suso

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Data Source
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
Notes
Notes by Roderic Knight, with notation of kora tunings and bibliography, in booklet (8 p.) inserted in original cover.
Cover design by Ronald Clyne. Photographs by Verna Gillis.
Foday Musa Suso, kora and vocals.
Recorded in Accra, Ghana, in July 1976 by Gillis and Perez Martinez.
Related materials may be found in the Moses and Frances Asch Collection, also held by this repository. Related materials may include correspondence pertaining to the recording, original cover art designs, production materials, business records, and audiotapes from studio production.
Track information
101. "Kelefaba" and "Kuruntu Kelefa" (Tomoraba Tuning)
102. "Sunjata" (Sauta Tuning)
103. "Tira Makan" (Tomoraba Tuning)
201. "Apollo" (Sauta Tuning)
202. "Jula Jekere" (Hardino Tuning)
203. "Juku Te Nte Sorola" (Sauta Tuning)
204. "Mama Manneh" (Hardino Tuning)
Publisher number
FW 8510 Folkways Records
Repository Loc.
Smithsonian Institution, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, 600 Maryland Ave., S.W., Suite 2001, Washington, D.C. 20024. Call 202-633-7322 for appointment. Fax: 202-633-7019. Email: rinzlerarchives@si.edu
performer
Suso, Foday Musa
editor
Gillis, Verna
recordist
Perez Martinez, Ramon Daniel
Date
1978
Physical description
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Type
Phonograph records
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Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Local number
FW08510
Folkways 8510
Culture
Mandingo (African people)
Topic
Kora (Musical instrument)
Kora music
Griots
Folk music
Place
Gambia
Restrictions & Rights
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