Music Of Sierra Leone

Air Date:
Heard On The Odyssey Series

The country of Sierra Leone is represented by a mixture of regional, French, British, West Indian and Creole genres where the sound of palm wine, known in-country as maringa, employs Portuguese guitars first brought by sailors in the 1800’s, that combines local melodies and rhythms with Trinidadian calypso.

Episode Credits

  • Dr. Jonathan Øverby Host
  • Joe Hardtke Technical Director

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