Amazing website! (for GWOKA and drumming in general)

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Amazing website! (for GWOKA and drumming in general)

Post by admin » Sat Jan 15, 2005 3:37 pm

Markus, the drummer for Mozayik, just sent me this note. I knew that you guys would be interested.

[quote]Guys,

When you have some time - really explore this website (turn up your volume too!)

It has so much deep information on the "Gwoka" drum and music from Guadaloupe and its relation to drum music throughout the carribean. Talks about its history, the rhythms of gwoka, how the drums are made, songs, dances, players, traditions and modern styles. It's really deep. Check out what Neil Clark (Randy Weston's percussionist - lives in BKLYN) has to say after spending a few weeks there. A lot of insights.

Haiti is sadly not included in the map ....except for one picture of rada drums but that is under the Puerto Rican Bomba page! Guess they don't know about the djoumba rhythm - which was traditionally called MATINIK a
nd came directly from Martinique - it used to be played on a big barrel drum - with the player straddling the drum and using his foot - and the kata player using two sticks behind him on the body of the drum - EXACTLY like the picture from Martinique. Djoumba is still played that way today -- with the drum lying on the ground, player using heel of the foot to bend the pitch, just like the Martinique drum rhythms they show. Also the "snare" effect from a rope stretched across the head, like many of the drums pictured from different countries, is still employed today in Haiti in the traditional Kongo drumming from Lakou Soukri in Gonaives..... Guess these folks havent connected the Haiti dots yet... That is most certainly the African roots of the snare drum....

Make sure to check out the sound clips from all the countries, they are really really nice.

-Markus

http://perso.wanadoo.fr/lameca/dossiers ... index.html

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Post by admin » Sat Jan 15, 2005 3:46 pm

Fantastik, se bon mo a. Gras a Widy tou, mwen rekonèt Papa Velo.

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WOH ban nou Gwo Ka tèt kale!

Post by admin » Sat Jan 15, 2005 4:24 pm

Mezanmi, se vre WOH se yon inivèsite li ye!

Pa bliye tcheke lyen sa yo tou: Bèl mèvèy!

Souke!

Rektè Inivèsite a

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Nenpòt ki biten

Post by Widy_ » Tue Jan 18, 2005 5:21 pm

Eskize-m ankò, men ni oun biten kè mwen pe pa pase si-y menm.

Sou sit Lameka la kè mwen ka touve dayè byen, ni oun biten yo di si gwo-ka la ki anraje -m tou bònman.

Nan pati prézantasyoun enstriman an, yo ka di :


((((((((((((((((((((((L'origine du mot gwoka

Le terme ka proviendrait de "Gros Quart" qui désignait un des volumes des tonneaux de salaison ou de vin utilisé à l'époque coloniale. Dans le même ordre d'idée, il pourrait provenir du mot "Caques", appellation désignant des tonneaux servants à conserver les harengs salés, de consommation courante à l'époque coloniale.)))))))))))))))))))

Mezanmi, pou mwen, sa se oun ensilt li ye pou zansèt nou, e moun la ki ekri sala, se oun manb initil, stipid e ki pate ni anyen pou di.

Es moun tala ka kwè kè zansèt nou, ki ta frèch sòti Lafrik, teke pran non oun barik viann sale pou rele tanbou yo ??????

Es kè se si manje a blan esklava
jis-la kè yo teka atann?

Nan kontèks la kè nou konnen la, mwen ka wè mal afriken yo pran oun barik, alòs kè yo te gen plen mo via pwòp kilti yo.

Jan dè moun ki pe yekri de bagay konsa, se de moun ki pa konnen e pa konprann anyen nan gwo ka, e byen souvan yo ka fè sa jous pou trape diplòm inivèsitè.

Konsa lè yo foure referans blan nan bagay yo, yo sèten trape rèkonesans blan, men sepa kotesit pou se moun la vin rakonte tout makakri a yo, piskè nou ke fè yo rantre la yo sòti la san touche le de bò.

Sa ki sèten pa kont, se kè se afriken la, ki pate ni pye bwa nan se zil la, te blije sèvi èvè tono an bwa pou yo fè tanbou a yo, piskè nan lide a yo tout bwa se bwa, e sa te pli pwòch dè kilti ansèstral a yo.

Men pou tout tèz stipid yo si orijin tanbou-a, sa pa vle di anyen, e se de moun ki pani anyen a di ki pe ekri de biten konsa.

Menm bityen, youn dòt kote si sit yo, yo ka di, kè gwo ka sòti nan vil Kapèstè, men mezanmi, mwen ki se moun gwadloup e ki ka jwet tanbou gwo ka
, se prèmye fwa mwen ka tande sa.

Sa yo te le petèt di, sekè se nan vil tala kè kristòf kolon dekake an prèmye gwada, e la mwen ke dakò.

Tout se bagay tala ka montre nou, kè pon etid serye poko fèt si orijin kilti nou e pon moun pa konnen anyen.

Dayè se misye YAWABOBO ki te mande-m oun fwa, ki orijin mizik la e mwen te di-y kè pon moun pa save.

Pou lang kreyòl la se menm biten, e si WOH menm mwen li oun tèz ki ka di kè kreyòl ap vini dè fwanse defòme, konsi afriken yo teka konprann fwanse defòme, plis ki fwanse literè.

Tout se enbesilite tala ka montre ankò kè menm si kreyòl, e kontrèman a sa nou pe kwè, poun moun poko atèle-y seryèzman a menne oun rèchèch serye, a pa se ti opòtinis la ki ka ekri nempòt ki biten pou kont a yo.

Pou-m bout mwen ke fin pa, si yo le fè oun rèchèch serye si patrimwan tala, sa ka mande oun lo konesans, konesans nan:

Fòk ou konnen o mwen 3 lang afriken, don SWAHILI
Fòk ou konnen lang tradisyonèl ejipsyen an.
Fòk ou konnen menm a
lfabe arab la, piskè se nan alfabe tala kè swahili te yekri nan prèmye.

E byen-si li miyò si ou konn tanbou.

Mezanmi zò ka wè se pa oun biten easy men fè oun rèchèch si kilti nou, paka rezime-y a pran de apò ewopeyen e aplike-y si zansèt nou, piskè la si se moun la te la, yo pateke di tou kontan dè sa.

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