Various Artists

Percussions D' Afrique (Percussions of Africa)

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This French import is a disappointment. Despite a title promising an overview of African percussion, the CD focuses entirely on the Diola tribe in Dakar. There is an excerpt of a wedding which lasts over 15 minutes; a clip of a Sengalese wrestling match clocking in at over 30 minutes; as well as a two-minute clip of two women stomping on millet seeds to prepare them for use in cooking. This is not a good listen for someone curious about African drums. Avoid this collection unless you are a scientist interested in anthropologic research.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
15:32
2
2:07
3
32:32
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