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“Belle Femme du Village” - 14 x 17 in. (36 x 43 cm), graphite on bristol.

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Belle Femme du Village

14x17 graphite on bristol.

At festivals in the village, which were almost always accompanied by much drumming and dancing, the women of the village were always singing and playing their karignon — a hollow tube of metal tied to their finger and stuck rhythmically with a striker. Dozens of these bells played together by many women, with their joyous singing and the exuberant sounds of the traditional djembe and dunun drums, forms quite a powerful musical ensemble.