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26th Generational Balafon Griot

The balafon is an ancient percussion instrument that dates back to the courts of the Mandinka Empire and is still a popular West African instrument today. It is the most important heritage musical instrument played by the Griots. Musical and physical aspects of communication; volume, pitch, tempo, emotional register, context, facial expression, eye contact, and …

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Ancient West Africa History

Ancient West Africa History

Interesting ancient west africa history In the western Sahel the rise of settled communities occurred largely as a result of the domestication of millet and of sorghum. Archaeology points to sizable urban populations in West Africa beginning in the 2nd millennium BC. Symbiotic trade relations developed before the trans-Saharan trade, in response to the opportunities …

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