In The Wake Of Wassoulou Music

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Heard On The Odyssey Series
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Wassoulou music, takes its name from its geographical birthplace, is a form that fuses traditional and contemporary elements authored by women vocalists. The style is set within a pentatonic scale using a hunter’s harp and exhibited by womanist-centered vocals that are passionate, pointed, and delivered in a call-and-response pattern.

Episode Credits

  • Dr. Jonathan Øverby Host
  • Tom Blain Technical Director

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