Fra Fra - Funeral Songs (LP)

 

artist 
  Fra Fra
19.50
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title 
  Funeral Songs (LP)
 
country 
  Ghana
 
mainstyle 
  Traditional
 
style 
 
 
label 
  Glitterbeat Records
 
year 
  2020
 
length 
 
 
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Raw and celebratory funeral music from northern Ghana, hypnotic kologo excursion, pulsing ercussion, and enraptured voices. Recorded 100% live and outdoors by Grammy winner Ian Brennan (Tinariwen, Ustad Saami). The fra fra trio is led by Small, a man who celebrates his diminutive size rather than seeing it as a lack. He picked the two-string Kologo ‘guitar' with dog-tags fastened at the head as rattles. Another hallmark of Fra Fra culture are the tiny bone mouth flutes that they actually call horns, since that is what they are made from.

 
memo 

Tracks:
1. destiny (Orphans)
2. You can't Escape Death
3. Naked (You Enter & Leave This World With Nothing)
4. Helpless (Death Has Taken Everyone)
5. Goodbye
6. I Will Follow You For Life, Everywhere
7. We Must Grieve Together

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