Mukunguni

New Recordings From Coast Province, Kenya

Mukunguni - New Recordings From Coast Province, Kenya

Field recordings of the Mijikenda tribes, made in different spots in and around Mukunguni village. The album opener is solo dena, played to sound like a bat and heal the village sick, with the ear for frequency and timbre of a stringent minimalist. There are the piercing, reeded nzumari oboe and bung'o horn, sounding like fierce free-jazz improvisation; and two gently stunning marimba solos, with complex, overlaid melodies and rhythms, played in polyphonic accents, almost like talking drums.

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