Note: Shango: music and dance honoring the orisa deity of fire. The setting is solo voice, with hand tapping and / or foot stomping providing rhythmic accompaniment throughout. Alan Lomax notes that this is a “Shango song for Ogun” (Field Log).
About the session: This session features a number of spoken and musical performance styles, including cantefables (spoken and sung stories), bongo (music and dance accompanying a wake-house ritual), shango (music and dance honoring the orisa deity of fire), and work songs. All of the songs are performed solo. The performances are either a cappella or the singers accompany themselves with handclapping, tapping, and foot stomping.
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