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KORA AWARDS AfrikaPatrimony : Udu

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Origin of the Udu The etymology of the word Udu just jar or bottle in Igbo language, a Niger-Congo language. Initially, the udu was used as a pitcher to fetch water and keep cool. This jug could also be used to preserve food, to fish or to pick fruit. There is a similar instrument to the Udu India and Pakistan ... Read More »

KORA AWARDS AfrikaPatrimony : Le Tama

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Tama (Serere, Wolof, Mandinka, Bambara) gangan, dumdum (Yoruba) kalangu (Hausa, Songhai) odondo (Akan), lunna (Dagomba) karangou or kalangou, also called the “talking drum” is an Instrument percussion family membranophones native to West Africa. Similar instruments exist in India (Huruk) and Japan (ōtsuzumi). In the history of Senegal and Gambia, Tama was one of the musical instruments used in Serere tradition “woong” ... Read More »