Dr. Uwe Maas

Bwiti music in the context of indigenous sacred music: Musical aspects of initiation rituals. Music in the Iboga initiation ritual is characterised by a puzzling polyrhythm, based on a 5-6/s-theta-rhythm. Using mouth bow, harp, wooden idiophones and rattles, a 3-dimensional acoustic space accompanies the trance state. – Indigenous ceremonial music around the world shows common … Continue reading Dr. Uwe Maas