Chapter 5

Xylophonists from Bubalanyuro, Bayelyiri,

Jorikoyiri, and Saru

Figure 5-1

Photo: Yichiir performing in Bubalanyuro.

Figure 5-2

Photo: Chile (far left) and Yichiir (far right) in Bubalanyuro discussing their childhood in the company of their extended family.

Figure 5-3

Photo: Yichiir at his farm.

Figure 5-4

Photo: Chile performing outside his home in Bubalanyuro.

Figure 5-5

Photo: Yichiir performing at the Evangelical Church of Ghana, Bubalanyuro.

Figure 5-6

Video: Excerpt of Yichiir performing Yesu Ya Na (Jesus the King) with his congregation at the Evangelical Church of Ghana, Bubalanyuro.

Figure 5-7

Photo: Yichiir (right) and Lombɔr (center) perform at the funeral of Kakraba Lobi, where Lombɔr ensured that Yichiir retain his cowries and coins.

Figure 5-8

Photo: Lombɔr helping out on Yichiir’s farm.

Figure 5-9

Photo: Alhansan enjoying my knowledge of xylophone compositions Bayelyiri.

Figure 5-10

Photo: Layir Bayir (orange shirt) and Alhansan (brown shirt) with local boys conversing in Bayelyiri.

Figure 5-11

Photo: Alhansan performing his compositions in Bayelyiri.

Figure 5-12

Photo: Funeral for a woman in Jorikoyiri, held beneath a large tree.

Figure 5-13

Video: Funeral for a woman in Jorikoyiri, performance by Kuyiri Darigain.

Figure 5-14

Photo: Darigain explains his relationship with other blind people, as his nephew listens.

Figure 5-15

Photo: Houses in Saru just before the Volta river crossing that connects Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire.

Figure 5-16

Photo: SK in Abavana, Accra, rehearsing for a performance with Hewale Sounds.

Figure 5-17

Audio: Kogyil duet by SK Kakraba and Ba-ere Yotere, Accra.

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