Note: French portion of interview, translated by Olivia Jones Ramsey:
Alan: How many voices sing at once?
Waziri: It depends, but usually 50 or 60 people.
Alan: They all sing?
Waziri: Yes, they sing! Women, girls, and young boys. They sing and they dance.
Alan: In the streets?
Waziri: Yes, in the streets. It's when they are walking down the road with the animals - the camels, the sheep, et cetera.
Alan: Who begins the song? Always a man? Or maybe a woman?
Waziri: It's always a woman or a young girl. Or maybe a young boy.
Alan: But the woman sings the most.
Alan: Do they have instruments?
Waziri: Yes, instruments. Always flutes.
Waziri: some drums, but always flutes.
Belongs to: New York City 12/64 Rights:
The rights to the audio, photographic, and video materials contained within the Lomax Digital Archive are administered by various publishers, record labels, collectors, estates, and other rights holders. Any uses, commercial or not, must be cleared by the specific rights holders. For questions regarding the use of any material on the LDA, please contact Permissions.
Archive ID: T1743R02
Do you have something to add, or do you see an error in this record? We'd love to
hear from you.