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Kumpo

composer
Senegalese dance
arranger

 
Kumpo was taught to ensemblebash by Paulinhus Bozie, a ghanaian master drummer and gyil player currently living in the UK. It’s a senegalese male circumcision dance where it’s said “the great spirit Kumpo protects boys during their rite of passage”. Following this ceremonial transition, Kumpo is danced in celebration for days by all the men and women in the village. Reflecting ensemblebash’s passion for African rhythms, its original five-section structure forms the basis for ensemblebash’s concert adaptation.

Instrumentation: 3 x djembe, dun dun.

from notes by Signum Classics © 2007

Recordings

FiddleSticks
SIGCD111Download only

Details

Track 8 on SIGCD111 [7'01] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD111 track 8

Artists
ISRC
GB-LLH-07-11108
Duration
7'01
Recording date
4 August 2007
Recording venue
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
David Lefeber
Recording engineer
David Lefeber
Hyperion usage
  1. FiddleSticks (SIGCD111)
    Disc 1 Track 8
    Release date: November 2007
    Download only
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