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Genre: AudioFiles / Country / Radio
Performer: The Cultural Company Of Duro Ladipo Theatre, Nigeria
Title: Oba Koso (The King Did Not Hang) - Dance-Drama With Yoruba Festival Music
Style: Dialogue, Spoken Word, African
Date of release: 1975
Label: Kaleidophone
Catalog Number: KS 2201
Country: US
FLAC album size: 1536 mb
MP3 album size: 1506 mb

Tracklist

1Act 4 The Fight At Ede4:49
2Act 6 The Witches' Forest7:03
3Act 1 The Palace Of Sango (Begin)17:18
4Act 1 The Palace At Sango (End)6:11
5Act 2 Timi At Ede3:11
6Act 3 The Palace Of Sango7:17
7Act 7 The Fight At Akesan Market; Sango's Abdication, Death, And Deification22:27
8Act 5 The Palace Of Sango7:50

Credits

  • Agogô [Bells]The Company
  • ArtworkDoig Simmonds, John Barber
  • BataAdebsi Olori, Ademola Ayinde, Isiaka Onaolapo
  • Coordinator [Tour Director]Atlee Stephan III
  • Coordinator [Tour Management]Mel Howard
  • Drum [Igbin]Sola Aremu
  • Flute [Toromogbe]Ojeniyi Amoo
  • Lighting DirectorOlatunde Oguntola
  • Producer [Produced By], Engineer, Photography By, Liner NotesCurt Wittig
  • Recording Supervisor, Written-By, Directed By, Producer [Produced By], Supervised ByDuro Ladipo
  • ShekereAjani Animashaun, Sola Aremu
  • Stage ManagerLanrewju Ladipo
  • Talking Drum [Dundun]Adesina Adetoyi, Ladeji Ayanyemi
  • TypographyVan De Sluys Graphics, Inc.
  • Voice ActorAjewole Ogunkorode
  • Voice Actor [Gbonka - Sango's General]Adebsi Fasanu
  • Voice Actor [Ifa Oracle Priest]Yemi Elebu Ibon
  • Voice Actor [Iwefa- Sango's Bodyguard]Ojeniyi Amoo
  • Voice Actor [Mother Witch]Abiodun Ladipo
  • Voice Actor [Oloris - Sango's Wives]Alake Makinde, Bisi Ladipo, Funke Ladipo, Oluremi Olabode
  • Voice Actor [Oya - Sango's Senior Wife]Abiodun Ladipo
  • Voice Actor [Oyo Chiefs]Aremu Omioye, Ayanniyi Ayanda, Olayemi Aina
  • Voice Actor [Palace Maid]Bolatito Ajeoge, Funke Oladimeji
  • Voice Actor [Sango - Alafin Of Oyo]Duro Ladipo
  • Voice Actor [Tale-bearer]Sola Aremu
  • Voice Actor [Timi - Sango's General]Lasisi Gbebaolaja

Notes

Thanks to Arena Stage, Washington D.C., for their generoud hospitality and assistance during the recording and photographing of OBA KOSO in the Kreeger Theatre; Eleanor Orr and The Hawthorne School for transporting the cast; David Splitt and Reginald Brisbane for their numerous assistances; and in particular this cast of OBA KOSO, who forfeited their one day off on a busy two-week Washington engagement to make this recording.
First American Tour February-March-April 1975.

Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 75-750185 applies to these records.

Companies

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Traditional Music Documentation Project
  • Copyright (c) – Traditional Music Documentation Project
  • Recorded At – Kreeger Theater, Washington D.C.

Comments to album The Cultural Company Of Duro Ladipo Theatre, Nigeria - Oba Koso (The King Did Not Hang) - Dance-Drama With Yoruba Festival Music
Dagdardana
From Ethnomusicology Journal, Vol. 21, No. 1, Jan., 1977 record reviews

"The vitality of African music to which Francis Bebey referred is evident throughout Oba Koso ( Bebey 1972:14-19) This musical is a new verision of Duro Lapido's earlier, very popular Yoruba dance drama which was the first recorded on LPOR-1]-A/B by Ariki Records. It is alive with all the fireiness and volatility befitting the thunder god, and Curt Wittig states in his" [some text missing]
Ethnomusicology © 1977 Society for Ethnomusicology
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