Ayorou singing Stones

Reference

6422

Duration

00:06:45

Production year

1968

Original material

HD
16/9
Color
Sound

Director(s)

Jean ROUCH

Summary

On the Niger River, the island of Ayorou is home to a “singing stone”, an imposing boulder rock covered with cupules. It is used as a percussion instrument by local musicians, who have come in a canoe. After long rehearsals, the artists will play their compositions to their audience accompanied by a guitar.

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Scientific topics

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