REVIVING GHANA'S FOLKLORIC MUSICAL TRADITION. (Oct 26th, 2012)
[A Charity Event held at the Ghana National Science Museum, with Kwame Yeboah and the OBY Band (Ohia Behe Ya Band). Reviving this essential and beloved part of Ghana's musical history.]
. . . Rains that the clouds spewed dropped on the soft edge of dignity
We enjoyed games in the market 'cause there was key soup
Elders greeted each other - you could feel the serenity
The football that we played didn't know stadiums like the Bundesliga
We were both players and referees - back then we didn't know FIFA . . .
Update (March 8, 2014):
From "The Atenteben and Odurugya Flutes" by J. H. Kwabena Nketia:
"The interpretation of the tunes should be guided by traditional practice. Short pieces may be repeated as a whole or in appropriate contrasts e.g. solo/chorus alterations, alterations between atenteben and odurugya solos, alternations between flutes and voices (humming, singing to a nonsense syllable etc.) A number of them could also be played in a cycle, or arranged in the form of a suite. Pieces with similar modal structure or similar rhythmic foundation can be easily combined. It is our hope, therefore, that creative performers will find this book useful as a source material for building up their repertoire of flute pieces."
The Atenteben and Odurugya Flutes
Shaun C. Laughlin