reaction paper2 - Kirsten Reigrut Schulenberg MU-205 11\/19 Reaction Paper#2 Ali Boulo Santo CISSOKO Griot Ma\u00eetre de Kora

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Kirsten ReigrutSchulenbergMU-20511/ /19Reaction Paper #2;Ali Boulo Santo CISSOKO Griot - Maître de KoraThis example of Senegal-Gambia Kora music showcases the bridge-harp instrument along with male vocals sometimes accompanied by his audience. Although I couldn’t find the lyrics or a translation of the lyrics of this song, the description originally in french explains“Soutoukoum; Song of the traditional Mandingo repertoire dedicated to a great marabout (healer)of the kingdom of Gabou, celebrated for his erudition, his wisdom, and his generosity. Tradition has it that the Griot who sings this air evokes an imaginary or spiritual journey, to obtain the blessing of the wise. In the end, he evokes the danger that threatens when one wants to go too farand learn more than one should.” This performance seems to be a concert like setting, indoors and with electricity (meaning microphones and speakers), with an audience (not seen but heard near the end of example) in Cordes-sur-Ciel (A commune in France). This video was posted on June 29, 2018-
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