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Abakua (120 bpm)

Composer Traditional    (click to list other tunes)
Submitted by David Luebbert
Posted 6/9/00; 10:51:53 AM
Msg# 409 (top msg in thread)
Prev/Next 408/410
Reads 51823


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Midi arrangement of Abakua, a rhythm of a secret men's society in Cuba. According to Robert Farris Thompson in "Flash of the Spirit" it was brought to Cuba during the slave trade from the Calabar region where it was the rhythm of the leopard society of the Negbe people. We list this rhythm at several different tempos since it's character changes when the tempo is changed.

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