Odin’s Day Mood.

Les Filles de Illighadad – Tende (Traditional song from Niger). Oh, I could watch & listen to this several more times in a row! Those sparkling eyes, hints of smiles, and you don’t want to miss the drum.


  1. Raucous Indignation says

    I frequently have Youtube on in the background in the office. Pick an artist in the morning and let it shuffle. The frequency of which I am Rick rolled by the algorithm is disturbing.

  2. johnson catman says

    What I wondered as I watched the thumping was if they matched the speed/rhythm of the song to the wave frequency in the drum bath. It seemed to match pretty well. I would think that if the timing was different, the thumping may move in and out of sync with the waves. I am not musical, so I suspect most of you are giving me the virtual side-eye, saying WTF.

  3. says

    Actually, I was wondering about that myself. It required a very steady rhythm and beat, which I would have had trouble with for that length of time, and I noticed the water movement stayed very steady too.

  4. wereatheist says

    they matched the speed/rhythm of the song to the wave frequency in the drum bath

    Good observation, methinks. The drummer better hits the calabash(?) exactly when it has bobbed up again. So the bobbing frequency works like a metronome, dictating the number of beats per minute.
    This is Tuareg tradition?

  5. wereatheist says

    Thanks for the additional info; looks like this idea of the (plastic?) calabash(?), probabely with some sand in it (as kinda ballast) Is new, and its cool!

  6. rq says

    I like how the lone man in the band is wrapped up far more ‘modestly’ than all the women. That just stood out to me.

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