Mahama Konaté, a great musician from Burkina Faso, initiates his son Foko into traditional culture with a musical instrument, the African xylophone. He shows him how to make one, and recounts its mythical origins; he desribes the sacred and profane role this instrument plays in society.
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As an interpreter of human moods, the instrumentalist (builder/ composer/ player) is a person of the world, one specialized in the polyglotism of objects, elements and people. He travels to hear as others travel to see, sensing in the false aglossia of things a language chanted, fluent & enriching like that of sung erotic banter he heard in his neighborhood streets. A type of homo ludens who's both dead serious about