Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Foli: Everything is Rhythm

This is a powerful 10 minute video showing rhythm in West African daily life and celebrations (Baro, Guinea). Watch and listen to some great examples of layered vocal rhythms and their corresponding rhythms played on traditional instruments. See instruments being made, children practicing with found sounds and absorbing performances.

From the video description:
Life has a rhythm, it's constantly moving.
The word for rhythm ( used by the Malinke tribes ) is FOLI.
It is a word that encompasses so much more than drumming, dancing or sound.
It's found in every part of daily life.
In this film you not only hear and feel rhythm but you see it.
It's an extraordinary blend of image and sound that
feeds the senses and reminds us all
how essential it is.

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