Primary Source

Mabo Song

Written representation of the music from the dance mabo

Annotation

This is a written representation of the music from the dance mabo, BaAka music is complex. It is polyphonic (many voices) and polyrhythmic (many rhythms). During a dance, participants engage in structured improvisation, knowing when and how to add or change a phrase or a beat and doing so in relation to others. The social and the aesthetic work together.

This source is a part of the Analyzing Music methods module.

How to Cite This Source

"Mabo Song," in World History Commons, https://worldhistorycommons.org/mabo-song [accessed January 29, 2023]