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Kakraba Lobi:  Song of Legaa, Master Musician from Ghana CD LYR-7450

Kakraba Lobi: Song of Legaa, Master Musician from Ghana CD LYR-7450

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Played with two wooden/rubber beaters, the West African gyil, antecedent to the marimba can be played alone, or in ensemble with a second gyil and/or drummers, singers, and dancers. Its unique sound punctuates all aspects of Lobi and Dagara life.
Ghana's Kakraba Lobi is considered the gyil's greatest spokesperson by virtue of being one of the only living virtuosi to have mastered the instrument's vast and difficult repertoire, and to have gained international acclaim as a concert soloist. Here he is joined by two of his greatest champions, noted world percussionist Valerie Naranjo (The Saturday Night Live Band, The Lion King on Broadway) and jazz and world great, Barry Olsen (played or recorded with Tito Puente, Ray Barretto, Airto Moreira, Paul Simon, Marc Anthony, and others). "Song of Legaa" is spectacular celebration of traditional gyil playing at it's masterful best! Produced by Randy Crafton.

1. Mandela - 5:23
2. Pire - 3:10
3. Po Ma Tema Kapouna Tu Daba (TraditionalLobi) - 6:17
4. Po Beng Be Kalbada Puo (Lobi/Traditional) - 5:04
5. Kpang Kpan Kpulo (Traditional) - 1:45
6. Bagpine Song Cycle - 5:20
7. Dagomba Music (Traditional) - 3:01
8. The Darkpe Song Cycle (Lobi/Traditional) - 1:43
9. The Darkpe Song Cycle (Traditional) - 7:05
10. Bik Pibe Doye (Traditional) - 3:05
11. Jon Plek Ple/Sa Yina Ekya da Kpulo (traditional) - 4:26
12. Naamwin Yelle Nibe (Lobi/Traditional) - 2:55
13. A Bi Woni Bana Kaaba (Lobi/Traditional) - 8:34

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