Musical instruments on Ritual Dance
Bena ‘e corru – It is a reed aerophone, built in cane and ox horn. The use of ox horn as a bell in the terminal part projects the sound and makes it more nasal and characteristic.
Dholak – It is a double skin drum (India and Pakistan), with a shaft turned in a single block of wood, the largest mouth mounts a skin weighed down internally by a dark paste (siahi), typical of Indian drums, which allows its variability in height.
Tumbarinu ‘e Gavoi – Large drum, double skin, traditionally played with wooden sticks, in the recording instead bare hands were used to make the sound softer and warmer.
Darbuka – Chalice drum, typical of North Africa, Syria and Turkey. In the recording its characteristic sounds are very present and high, unmistakable.
Roland D50 – The historic Roland polyphonic synthesizer, in vogue between the 80s and 90s, used here with a particular timbre, which takes the place of a section of synthetic strings or a choir, in long harmonies or pedals.