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By Amanda Villepastour

The bata is without doubt one of the most vital and consultant percussion traditions of the folk in southwest Nigeria, and is now learnt and played worldwide. In Cuba, their very own bata culture derives from the Yoruba bata from Africa but has had way more study recognition than its African predecessor. even though the bata is without doubt one of the oldest recognized Yoruba drumming traditions, the drum and its detailed language at the moment are surprising to many modern Yoruba humans. Amanda Villepastour offers the 1st educational learn of the bata's communique know-how and the flowery coded spoken language of bata drummers, which they seek advice from as 'ena bata'. Villepastour explains how the bata drummers' speech encoding approach hyperlinks into common linguistic homes, unknown to the musicians themselves. The research attracts the direct hyperlinks among what's spoken in Yoruba, how Yoruba is reworked in to the coded language (ena), how ena prescribes the drum strokes and, eventually, how listeners (and which listeners) extract linguistic which means from what's drummed. the outline and research of this exact musical process provides considerably to what's recognized approximately bata drumming particularly, Yoruba drumming as a rule, speech surrogacy in song and coded structures of conversing. This ebook will allure not just to ethnomusicologists and anthropologists, but additionally to linguists, drummers and people drawn to African Studies.

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