Naani Goo is the appellation of Naa Andani. There was a tribe called the Chemba who were expected to pay a tax to the Dagombas. When Naa Abudu sent someone to collect the tax, the Chemba sent for help from the Zambarima tribe of Mali to fight against the Dagombas. Naa Abudu called his brother, Naa Andani, to help with the fight. When Naa Andani tried to round up the rest of his family, they refused and told Andani that Abudu was trying to get him killed so that he could make his own son chief. The drum language is a warning about not being able to trust others, and it stems from the brothers’ refusal to help Andani.

Supporting Materials
History Story (PDF)
Music Analysis (PDF)
(View the files in the Digital Library)
Part-by-Part Sessions by Alhaji Abubakari
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File Type leadlunga answerlunga gunggong answergunggong
Vocable – Audio
Vocable – Staff Notation
Drumming – Audio
Drumming – Staff Notation
Drum Language – Audio
Drum Language – Text
Ensemble Rhythm
Ensemble Recording Sessions
Multi-track Sessions by Alhaji Abubakari Mixed Together Online Mixer
DDD Sessions by Prof. Locke and Students Mixed Together

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