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50Haute-Volta (Upper Volta ), OCORA, SOR 10, part A, song five: “Solo for lontore transverse flute,” recorded in Bussance territory; tune of West Africa , style Contrepoint MC 20. 045, part B, music 2: “Baule flute duet” (Ivory Coast). 51Musicfrom Rwanda , Musicaphon BM 30 L 2302, aspect B, music 1: vertical flute solo performed by way of a cowherd: “The awkward spouse. ” 52Musique fali, Nord Cameroun (Fali track, North Cameroon ), OCORA, SOR nine, part B, tracks 1 and four: solo and duet for the Feigam flute. 53Au coeur du Soudan (In the center of Sudan ), Le Chant du Monde LD-S 8246, part B, tune 2: “Two airs for Fulani flute”; beautiful tune regardless of the inferior recording caliber. 54The Deza Sanza (see web page eighty) has a similar thought of music—seen because the union of the female and male ideas; each one observe that's performed represents a toddler that's born. 55Music from Rwanda , Musicaphon BM 30 L 2302, facet B, song 6: “The Shrewish Wife”— vertical flutes. 56The track of the Senufo , Musicaphon BM 30 L 2308, aspect A, tune four: “Flute ensemble of the manager” with Mana (transverse flutes with 3 holes) and Tama hour-glass drums. 57Afrique noire, landscape de l. a. musique instrumentale (Panorama of the Instrumental tune of Black Africa ), BAM LD 409 A, part B, music 7: “Funeral track. ” See additionally The tune of the Senufo (Ivory Coast), Musicaphon BM 30 L 2308, part A, tune 7 and Musique kongo (Kongo tune ), OCORA, OCR 35, facet B, tune 1. 58Musique baoulé (Baule song ), OCORA, SOR 6, part A, tune three: “The front of the genie Goli. ” 59Musique centrafricaine (Music of the crucial African Republic ), OCORA, OCR forty three, part A, music four. 60Music of the Dan , Musicaphon BM 30 L 2301, series no. thirteen. 61Musique kongo (Kongo song ), OCORA, OCR 35, part B, music four. 62Anthologie de los angeles musique du Tchad (Anthology of the tune of Chad ), OCORA, OCR 37, facet A, music five: “The funeral rite of a lady healer. ” 63Same checklist, part B, tune 2. 64The song of Nigeria I – Hausa track , Musicaphon BM 30 L 2306, aspect B, series eight: trumpet fanfare for the Emir of Zaria. 65Same checklist, aspect B, series 7: fanfare for the Sultan of Sokoto. 66Afrique noire, landscape de l. a. musique instrumentale (Panorama of the Instrumental tune of Black Africa ), BAM LD 409 A, facet B, music nine. 67Niger, los angeles musique des griots (Music of the Griots of Niger ), OCORA, OCR 20, facet B, tracks four and seven. 68Same list, aspect A, song three: This Djerma orchestra additionally involves one alghaita and 3 drums. 69Haute-Volta (Upper Volta ), OCORA, SOR 10, aspect A, song 6. 70Same checklist, facet A, music four and Afrique noire, landscape de los angeles musique instrumentale (Panorama of the Instrumental track of Black Africa ), BAM LD 409 A, numerous examples. 71Musique kongo (Kongo song ), OCORA, OCR 35, aspect A, music 6. 72Haute-Volta (Upper Volta ), OCORA, SOR 10, aspect B, song five. 73Musique centrafricaine (Music of the primary African Republic ), OCORA, OCR forty three, aspect A, tune 1: “Bagandu tune” and aspect B, tune 6: a satirical music: “If you don’t wish me from now on, you could simply leave.