Speaking of Africa, I found this ode to rhythm in everyday life, no wonder the music lives.
RHYTHM "FOLI" THERE IS NO MOVEMENT WITHOUT RHYTHM, ORIGINAL VERSION. thomas roebers
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.
By the brothers Thomas Roebers
en Floris Leeuwenberg
Film crew during one month in Baro, Guinee Afrika.
Beutifull sound recording and sound design Bjorn Warning
Translator and Rhythm specialist Thomas Bonenkamp
With special thanks to the chief:
DJEMBEFOLA |: Mansa Camio
dedicated to the people of baro.
Here is another example of African drumming, the woman dancing is so graceful, she makes it look effortless
African folk music in Prague/CZ 2010
edit on 24-8-2012 by Iamschist because: (no reason given)
There is something very primal about the drum isn't there? The earliest cults, those dedicated to the goddess, involved a lot of drumming in their
spiritual experiences. The idea being, first to replicate the beat of the heart, and then, with an ever increasing speed, cause the heart beat of
those present to sympathetically quicken, and thus create a state of religious ecstasy in those present. Cybele, the Anatolian mother goddess, is
usually depicted holding a tamborine, and in fact, the round of the drum, emulating as it does the round of the moon, is indicative of Her, and the
cow hide too, is symbolic of Her, in Her bovine form. So, from the very earliest of times, most definately, the rhythm of life.
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