Thursday, August 9, 2012

Music from Côte d'Ivoire (The Ivory Coast)

Each of the more than sixty ethnic groups of Ivory Coast has its own folk music traditions, most showing strong vocal polyphony (a common characteristic of African music), especially the BaouléTalking drums are also common, especially among the Appollo, who are also known for their abissa purification dance, part of the popular Zoblazo dance music of MeiwayPolyrhythm, another African characteristic, is found throughout Ivory Coast, and is especially common in the southwest. 
From Wikipedia

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