N´kisi
Congo (in 6/8)


Low
 
B - - B O -
B - - B O O
Middle
 
O O - O - O
O - M M B B
High
 
S - S S - S
O O S - O O
Bell
Hi  
- - - - - -
- - - - - X
Lo  
X - X - X -
X X - X - -
An nkisi is a ritual event, centered on a medicine-filled object which is the nkisi proper, that is carried out in order to resolve some problem of health, misfortune, or injustice. The presence of the spirit is recognized when everybody is carried away and having a good time. Parties and ritual events, which are often much the same thing, are enlivened by music, dancing, alcohol, ululation, and explosions of gunpowder.



Symbol Key
B = Bass
O = Open Tone
S = Slap
  H = Heel (palm)
T = Toe (fingers)
M = Muff (muffled tone)
  C = Clave
X = Bell
P = Palitos (stick)
Play underlined notes with your 'strong' hand.




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