The Drums of Vodou

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $35.19
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (6) from $35.19   
  • New (2) from $229.90   
  • Used (4) from $0.00   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing 1 – 1 of 2
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$229.90
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(191)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
0941677168 New. Looks like an interesting title!

Ships from: Naperville, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing 1 – 1 of 2
Close
Sort by

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780941677165
  • Publisher: White Cliffs Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/15/1993
  • Series: Performance in World Music Series , #7
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 128

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 7
Foreword 9
Preface 11
Ch. 1 Social and Historical Context 17
The Historical Context of Vodou 17
Revolution and the Making of a Vodou Culture 18
Burning the Drums: Anti-Vodou Campaigns 19
The Folkloric Movement 20
Vodou Drumming in New York 21
The Religious Context 21
The Belief System 21
The Servants, the Temple, the Rites 25
Ch. 2 The Instruments 29
Physical Characteristics 29
Drums 30
The Rada Battery 32
The Petwo Battery 33
The Kongo Timbal 35
Rare and Obsolete Drums 36
Vodou Drums in New York 38
The Ogan, or Iron Gong 40
Sacred Rattles: The Ason and the Tchatcha 41
Miscellaneous Instruments 42
The Lanbi: Conch Trumpet of the Sea God 42
Petwo Sounds: The Whistle and the Whip 43
Spiritual Characteristics 44
Outo, the Spirit of the Drums 44
Rituals for the Drums 45
Baptism 46
The Journey to Ife 46
The Role of Drums in Spirit Possession 47
Ch. 3 The Rhythms 49
General Features 49
Pulse and the Time Span 49
Meter, Polymeter, or None of the Above 51
Tempo 51
Form 52
The Cyclical Nature of Vodou Rhythm 52
Breaking the Cycle: The Kase 52
Technique and Timbre 53
Tuning 54
Notating the Vodou Rhythmic Patterns 55
Analysis of the Rhythms 59
Yanvalou 59
Transcriptions of the Rhythms 62
Ch. 4 Song and Dance 92
Song 92
Spiritual Considerations 92
The Origins of Songs 92
Song Specialists and the Choir 93
The Sacred Texts 93
Physical Characteristics 94
Scale 95
Phrasing 95
Call-and-Response Form 96
Meter 98
Dance 102
Origins of the Dances 102
Classification 103
Ritual Function 104
Descriptions of the Dances 104
Ch. 5 On Becoming a Master Drummer 109
Ch. 6 Conclusion 113
Notes 117
Glossary 120
Notes on the Spelling of Kreyol Words 122
Bibliography 123
Discography 125
Filmography 125
Index 126
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)