Olaudah Equiano in West Africa - between 1750 and 1755
from The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African by Olaudah Equiano, vols 1 and 2, pages ch. 1, para. 3:
We are almost a nation of dancers, musicians, and poets. Thus every great event, such as a triumphant return from battle, or other cause of public rejoicing is celebrated in public dances, which are accompanied with songs and music suited to the occasion […]. Each represents some interesting scene of real life, such as a great achievement, domestic employment, a pathetic story, or some rural sport; and as the subject is generally founded on some … more >>
Olaudah Equiano, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African by Olaudah Equiano, vols 1 and 2, volume 1 and 2 (London, 1789), p. ch. 1, para. 3. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1655975425979 accessed: 10 December, 2023
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|unspecified West African ceremonial and festival music||performed by Community participation, unmarried women|
|Date/Time||between 1750 and 1755|
The sticcado is an instrument of small bars of wood, gradually increasing in size, resting on the edges of a small open box. The bars are struck with flexible sticks.