V.A. / MUSIC ARCHIVES OF WEST AFRICA, The 70s in Bouake


*Musee d’ethnographie de Geneve
スイスのジュネーヴ民族学博物館が所蔵する世界音楽コレクション「AIMP」の最新CD化企画。
同博物館に眠っていた西アフリカはコートジボワールの貴重なフィールド録音を蔵出し。
オーガニック&ミニマルかつ異国の裏路地ダイレクトな臨場感に、ただただ釘付け。

01 Suba ni mansaya (“Magic and royal power”)
02 Wedding music
03 Vocals, fiddle and percussion calabash
04 Balafons
05 Flute Duo
06 Flute solo
07 Musical bow
08 Sunjata faasa

◆ フォークウェイズやオコラと並び熱心な世界音楽愛好家たちの間で長く支持を集めてきた、スイスのジュネーヴ民族学博物館が所蔵する世界音楽コレクション「AIMP」、その最新CD化企画。
◆ 西アフリカはコートジボワール第2の都市ブアケにおける70年代フィールド・レコーディング音源。セヌフォ族やボボ族の人々による、英雄賛歌、祝祭音楽、木琴のアンサンブル、笛の独奏、楽弓をバックにした歌などなど…をパッケージ化。
◆ 録音を手掛けたのは人類学者のベルナール・モンデ。モンデは70年代の半ばから後半にかけて、コートジボワール、ガーナ、マリ、ギニアやブルキナファソなどを廻り各地で現地録音を敢行。そのテープはかつてユネスコの「世界民族音楽全集」シリーズで使用されたことも。ジュネーヴ民族学博物館に寄贈されたモンデの貴重なコレクションが博物館によるオリジナル・テープのデジタル化作業を経てついに蔵出し!
◆ オーガニック&ミニマルで染みる音色の数々、音源のそこかしこに溶け込んだ生々しい臨場感、これは実に聞き応えあり。
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For fans of labels like Ocora, Smithsonian Folkways Records, Buda Music, Nonesuch and traditional forms of music, ambient, (ethno)musicology, and children ! An important inter-cultural and commercial crossroads in the centre of the Ivory Coast, the town of Bouake prospered during the 20th century around one of the richest and most colourful markets of West Africa. Tracklisting 01 Suba ni mansaya (“Magic and royal power”) 02 Wedding music 03 Vocals, fiddle and percussion calabash 04 Balafons 05 Flute Duo 06 Flute solo 07 Musical bow 08 Sunjata faasa Info An important inter-cultural and commercial crossroads in the centre of the Ivory Coast, the town of Bouake prospered during the 20th century around one of the richest and most colourful markets of West Africa. Working in this town in the mid 1970s, the biologist Bernard Mondet was fascinated by the Ivorian, Ghanaian, Malian, Guinean or Voltaic musical traditions he encountered there. Armed with his Nagra tape recorder and a pair of microphones, he collected a vast number of sound documents in which Senufo and Bobo balafons, lute harps kora of the Manding, Peul and Mossi flutes and Birifor musical bows are mingled skilfully. Points of interests – For fans of the traditional repertoires of African griots and their main instruments: the kora and the balafon. – A glimpse of musical life in the 1970s in Bouake, the second most populated city in Ivory Coast. – A collection of traditional music recorded with Peul, Bobo, Mandingue and Birifor musicians from various regions of Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Guinea and Mali. – Original sound archives on magnetic tapes, digitized and restored in 2019. – Twelve black and white and colour photographs, taken at the same time as the sound recordings – The very first CD to be released in the “Archives” series on the new MEG-AIMP label, which continues the collection founded in 1984 by Laurent Aubert and directed by Madeleine Leclair since 2012 (メーカーインフォより)

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