Noah Messomo is an acclaimed master of the Beti Balafon (from Cameroon). He:
Brief Description of the Instrument and Music
The balafons (Mendzang), traditional xylophones of the Beti people (Cameroon, West Africa) are made of wooden keys with natural gourds as resonators. The balafon ensemble usually consists of 4 to 6 balafons, each having different individual temperaments and functional names.
Balafon music is soft and soothing, creating a peaceful atmosphere for relaxation and meditation. It can also be vibrant and dynamic for big community celebrations. The music reflects the rhythmic and melodic patterns of the Beti language, it is often accompanied by songs.
Further information is contained in the booklet which accompanies the Balafon CD Volume 1.
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