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Performer: SK Kakraba
Genre: Folk music
Title: Songs Of Paapieye
Country: US
Released: 2015
FLAC version ZIP size: 1759 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1820 mb
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Long before Awesome Tapes From Africa, I was in Ghana as a student in 2002 where I met a lot of musicians. One musician SK Kakraba was around the university working a lot and his uncle was super famous for his gyil (wooden xylophone made of calabash gourds with spiderweb silk covers the holes for buzzing) mastery. Hailing from Lobi country in Upper West Region, Ghana, SK was a young and active member of the music community around Accra. We stayed in touch over the years, crossing paths again later when I returned to Ghana.

GHANAIAN SK Kakraba is a master of the gyil, a xylophone made of 14 wooden slats played in west Africa and beyond. It produces a buzzing timbre which, according to the press release accompanying the album, comes from the silk walls of spiders’ egg sacs stretched across holes in the gourds.

Solo xylophone from Northern Ghana! Traditional music by a gyil master. ships out within 3 days. Purchasable with gift card.

SK Kakraba is master of the gyil, Ghanaian xylophone made of 14 wooden slats strung across calabash gourd resonators. The gyil's earthy sound can be heard in parts of Upper West and Northern Regions of Ghana, as well as Côte d⬢Ivoire, Burkina Faso and beyond, where it goes by other names. Label Awesome Tapes From Africa.

SK Kakraba is master of the gyil, a Ghanaian xylophone made of 14 wooden slats strung across calabash gourd resonators. A new recording of solo pieces on this ancient and starkly earthy instrument will be released October 2 on Awesome Tapes From Africa. A first for the label, this is a new recording, completed in San Francisco in a studio operated by Kakraba’s close friend Brian Hogan.

On Darifu, Kakraba sounds like an orchestra all unto himself. Heavily percussive in cadence but with shimmering melodies and arpeggios pushing their way through the dense patchwork of textures. On side 2, Darikpon Variations sees Kakraba test his skill in polyrhythm, with melodies and accompaniment slipping and sliding over each other in beautiful tandem. The short-but-sweet Sokpa sounds like a proto-minimalist piece in the vein of Reich or Philip Glass, but with far more harmonic crunch

Tracklist

Lubile Prai 1:36
Banyere Yo 9:13
Darifu 5:13
Darikpon Variations 7:51
Sokpa 2:15
Gunn 7:01

Versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ATFA018 SK Kakraba* Songs Of Paapieye ‎(LP, Album) Awesome Tapes From Africa ATFA018 US 2015
ATFA018 SK Kakraba* Songs Of Paapieye ‎(CD, Album) Awesome Tapes From Africa ATFA018 US 2015