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Beta Foly: Experiments with Tradition and Technology in West Africa

Beta Foly: Experiments with Tradition and Technology in West Africa In 1994, together with several West African traditional musicians and German electronics expert Kurt Dahlke, the author founded the music ensemble Beta Foly, based in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. The group explores creative musical possibilities generated through the bringing together of different cultures and traditions, placing a strong emphasis on the use of both ancient African instruments and the most recent music technology. The members of Beta Foly compose and improvise eclectic, polymetric music, trying to combine styles in innovative ways in order to find new avenues for composition, ensemble interplay and cross-cultural understanding. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Leonardo Music Journal MIT Press

Beta Foly: Experiments with Tradition and Technology in West Africa

Leonardo Music Journal , Volume December 2000 (10) – Dec 1, 2000

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Publisher
MIT Press
Copyright
© 2000 ISAST
Subject
Ways & Means
ISSN
0961-1215
eISSN
1531-4812
DOI
10.1162/096112100570594
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Abstract

In 1994, together with several West African traditional musicians and German electronics expert Kurt Dahlke, the author founded the music ensemble Beta Foly, based in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. The group explores creative musical possibilities generated through the bringing together of different cultures and traditions, placing a strong emphasis on the use of both ancient African instruments and the most recent music technology. The members of Beta Foly compose and improvise eclectic, polymetric music, trying to combine styles in innovative ways in order to find new avenues for composition, ensemble interplay and cross-cultural understanding.

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Leonardo Music JournalMIT Press

Published: Dec 1, 2000

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