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Gbofe of Afounkaha, the music of the transverse trumps of the Tagbana community. ©UNESCO 2013
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Gbofe of Afounkaha, the music of the transverse trumps of the Tagbana community

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The Gbofe of Afounkaha is a form of music performed within the Tagbana community at major social events. The orchestral groups include dancers and singers, two drums and six transverse trumpets. The songs praise the community chiefs and leaders, but also act as social criticism and explore themes of love, death and gratitude through proverbs, parables or topical commentary. Children learn Gbofe directly from their parents and experienced practitioners, although at present there are few new practitioners.

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Place/Country: Ivory Coast
Series: 2008 Inscriptions on the Urgent Safeguarding List
Type: Documentary
Author/Personalities: Ouagolo Bakary Soro, director.
Production: OIPIC, producer.
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