Documenting Seenku (Mande, Burkina Faso) language and music, with special attention to tone


Documenting Seenku (Mande, Burkina Faso) language and music, with special attention to tone

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A folktale about Rabbit and Hyena helping djinns to build an apiary. Video recorded with a Canon Vixia HF R20 using the internal microphone. Audio files suffixed with -z were recorded using a Zoom H4, internal microphone. Files with 't' are the folk tale itself. Files with 'e' are discussion and translation of the story in French.

Recorded on: 2013-08-28




An interview with head of the Toronsso balafon family Sadama Diabaté and his younger brother Sabɔɛɛ about the origins, construction, and uses of the Sembla balafon.

Recorded on: 2017-07-11