18 October 2010
Recording of the Week: Jola men's song from Senegal
Dr Janet Topp Fargion, Curator of World and Traditional Music at the British Library, writes:
The first song on this wonderful track, O Lulum, sanken lejam, recorded in Badem Karantaba on January 17th 1982 by British composer Giles Swayne, is quoted in some of Giles' choral works. (A CD of these works, including this recording, will be published on 1 November 2010 and can be pre-ordered from http://t.co/1B66lww):
Recording of the Week highlights gems from the Archival Sound Recordings website, chosen by British Library experts or recommended by listeners. This week's item was selected from the Giles Swayne Senegal Collection: nearly 20 hours of Jola music recorded in January and February 1982 in The Gambia and Senegal.