Note: Wake group. Narrated story interspersed with singing. The songs feature antiphonal exchange between the lead singer and the chorus as well as handclapping (and perhaps the use of qua qua) throughout.
About the session: This session features songs and song stories (kont) that typically accompany a wake. Styles / genres include bélè (also bèlè), hymns, and work songs, as well as a number of interviews.
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