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The Healing Drum: African Wisdom Teachings

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The Healing Drum traces the extraordinary cultural legacy of the Minianka tribe of West Africa, for whom music serves a sacred, healing function for the individual and society. The authors explore the Minianka view of humanity, music, and the cosmos relative to work, celebration, herbal medicine, dance, trance, initiation, and death. 

The first book of its kind, delivering a message of untapped wisdom and power from a little-known culture through the universal medium of music.

Synopsis:

The Healing Drum traces the extraordinary cultural legacy of the Minianka tribe of West Africa, for whom music serves a sacred, healing function for the individual and society. The authors explore the Minianka view of humanity, music, and the cosmos relative to work, celebration, herbal medicine, dance, trance, initiation, and death. 

The first book of its kind, delivering a message of untapped wisdom and power from a little-known culture through the universal medium of music.

Synopsis:

In the personal story of internationally acclaimed drummer Yaya Diallo we see the power of music as a sacred, healing force in West African culture.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-206) and index.

About the Author

Born and raised in Mali, West Africa into the Minianka (Bamana) tribe, Yaya Diallo learned to play balafon and hand drums under the instruction of his grandfather and spiritual mentor, Nangape.

Table of Contents

The Healing Drum

African Wisdom Teachings

Preface and Acknowledgments

Part 1: Those Who Refuse the Master

Introduction, Mitchell Hall

1. Birth of a Fool

2. Family Life

3. Village Life

4. The Elders

5. Knowledge

6. Initiations and Secret Societies

Part 2: The Healing Drum

Introduction, Mitchell Hall

7. Musical Instruments

8. The Minianka Musicians Apprenticeship

9. Music, Work, and Dance

10. School

11. Rituals and Celebrations

12. Music and Healing

13. Two Cultures

14. The Healing Drum Today

Pronunciation Key and Glossary of Minianka Terms

Selected Bibliography

Index

About the Authors

Audiocassette Ordering Information 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892812561
With:
Hall, Mitchell
Author:
Hall, Mitchell
Author:
Diallo, Yaya
Publisher:
Destiny Books
Location:
Rochester, Vt. :
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Music
Subject:
History, reference and criticism
Subject:
Ethnic & Tribal
Subject:
Ritual
Subject:
Folk music
Subject:
Music, influence of
Subject:
Ritual -- Therapeutic use.
Subject:
Folk music -- Mali -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Minianka
Subject:
Africa - General
Subject:
New Age
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Subject:
AFRICA;MUSIC
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
25
Publication Date:
19891231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in
Age Level:
New Age

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Related Subjects

History and Social Science » World History » Africa
Humanities » Mythology » Folklore and Storytelling
Metaphysics » African and Latino
Metaphysics » Divination
Metaphysics » General
Metaphysics » Healing
Metaphysics » Magic Witchcraft and Paganism
Religion » World Religions » African Religions

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"Synopsis" by , The Healing Drum traces the extraordinary cultural legacy of the Minianka tribe of West Africa, for whom music serves a sacred, healing function for the individual and society. The authors explore the Minianka view of humanity, music, and the cosmos relative to work, celebration, herbal medicine, dance, trance, initiation, and death. 

The first book of its kind, delivering a message of untapped wisdom and power from a little-known culture through the universal medium of music.

"Synopsis" by , In the personal story of internationally acclaimed drummer Yaya Diallo we see the power of music as a sacred, healing force in West African culture.
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