Mani Goumba Mantras

Title.: Mani Goumba Mantras
Subtitled: Polyrhythmus Africanus
Author:  Tanka Emmanuel Fonta
13 Digit ISBN: 978-1-894821-17-9
10 Digit ISBN: 1-894821-17-3
Subject: Traditional / Contemporary African Music
Instrumentation : Flute, Oboe, Clarinet in Bb, Bassoon, Horn in F, Trumpet in Bb, Flugelhorn & 13 Percussion
Category : Concert
Duration : 8:38 minutes
Difficulty: Difficult/professional (Grades 7-8+)
Add Info: Score, Parts, CD, 30cm; Spiral bound


Original composition scored for a large ensemble. A complex, challenging & energetic work, integrating variegated aural symbolic themes, melodic & rhythmic structures & antique motifs of the music of the upper Ngemba people of the savanna grass fields of Equatorial Africa. It is a thematic exposition on the very primal essence of the music of the masquerade musical art form composed & conveyed in a contemporary form with Western instrumentation.

7 - 8+

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