||World Music Discoveries - Drums and Djembes of Burkina Faso DVD (2004)
World Music Discoveries albums Percussion and rhythm is a major part of the music of Burkina Faso, and in this program it is the hourglass shaped djembe that is the main focus. As a traditional instrument it has musical, communication and spiritual uses, however today's younger generation has found new and adventurous functions and shapes for this holy instrument.
Deep in the bush of Burkina Faso in sub-Saharan Africa, the drum is a sacred instrument, surrounded by taboos and mystery. It takes on endless shapes and performs many functions, taking the place of the human voice, carrying news, conferring paise and speaking to the world ...