Playing time: 70'
Recording date: January 1989 (Paris)
The first track is basically an extended format derived from the back-and-forth of courtship banter. Most women stop performing after getting married, so a performance of this level of quality is unusual. I have always found it highly effective, and although I do not really understand it, consider it to be one of the most interesting vocal performances on record. A male vocalist also participates, with low-key accompaniment on flute, khene, and drum.
The tracks on the mouth organ khene are also rather interesting, but the minority of the program.
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