Obaka – Description
The album “Lambarena: Bach to Africa” which uses various African instruments in harmony or question-response type to marry the work of Bach and African traditional rhythms describes the Obakas as small wooden percussion beams.
Obaka – Sound
The obakas are used to complement the hand clapping in this traditional music and dance from a Bouiti-Apindji ritual ceremony from Gabon extracted from one part of the 6th track Bombé, from the album “Lambarena: Bach to Africa”. This traditional part of the track was arranged by Gabonese composer and traditional African music specialist Pierre Akendengué.
The full song Bombé (Ruht Wohl ihr heiligen Gebeine) track…