Recitations, poems and songs are executed by the Fulbe-shepherds in praise of what is most important in their life: the cattle. Besides the expressive vocal music, the one-stringed violin woogéru, the shepherd’s flutes, lutes, and the characteristic calabash drums with their distinctive, brisk rhythms can be heard when the shepherds return home from their long wanderings. The villagers welcome them with magnificent festivities.

of the German Record Critics’ Award I, 2011 in the category
“Traditional ethnic music”


Fulbe Kootenen Casaad’i: