Download e-book for iPad: Ancient Text Messages of the Yoruba Bata Drum: Cracking the by Amanda Villepastour

By Amanda Villepastour

ISBN-10: 0754667537

ISBN-13: 9780754667537

The bata is likely one of the most vital and consultant percussion traditions of the folk in southwest Nigeria, and is now learnt and played worldwide. In Cuba, their very own bata culture derives from the Yoruba bata from Africa but has had way more examine awareness than its African predecessor. even though the bata is without doubt one of the oldest identified Yoruba drumming traditions, the drum and its detailed language are actually strange to many modern Yoruba humans. Amanda Villepastour presents the 1st educational research of the bata's verbal exchange know-how and the frilly coded spoken language of bata drummers, which they check with as 'ena bata'. Villepastour explains how the bata drummers' speech encoding strategy hyperlinks into common linguistic houses, unknown to the musicians themselves. The research attracts the direct hyperlinks among what's spoken in Yoruba, how Yoruba is reworked in to the coded language (ena), how ena prescribes the drum strokes and, ultimately, how listeners (and which listeners) extract linguistic that means from what's drummed. the outline and research of this certain musical method provides considerably to what's recognized approximately bata drumming particularly, Yoruba drumming in general, speech surrogacy in track and coded structures of conversing. This e-book will attraction not just to ethnomusicologists and anthropologists, but in addition to linguists, drummers and people attracted to African Studies.

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