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 Togo
Togo was split between the British and the French by League of Nations mandates after World War I ended in 1918.
In the north the land is characterized by a gently rolling savannah in contrast to the centre of the country which is characterized by hills.
The south of Togo is characterized by a plateau which reaches to a coastal plain with extensive lagoons and marshes.
www.creekin.net /n183-togo.html   (1804 words)

  
 UVa Music Library: Resources & Finding Aids
The International Library of African Music (Institute of Social and Economic Research at Rhodes University, Grahamstown) is devoted to the scientific study of African music and the oral arts in Africa.
California Folk Music (American Folklife Center, Library of Congress) is devoted to the WPA California Folk Music Project, one of the earliest ethnographic field projects to document European, Slavic, Middle Eastern, and English- and Spanish-language folk music in a single region of the United States.
Early American Secular Music and its European Sources, 1589-1839 (Colonial Music Institute) is an index to primary sources covering the 250 years of the initial exploration and settlement of the United States.
www.lib.virginia.edu /MusicLib/resources/folk.html   (2875 words)

  
 World Music Discography
Music, mostly instrumental, of the Linda and Dakpa subgroups of the Banda people.
Sung in the language of the Fodonon, a subgroup of the Senufo, of West Africa.
Sudan : music of the Blue Nile Province : the Ingessana and Berta tribes = Soudan : musique de la province du Nil Bleu : tribus des Ingessana et des Berta.
libweb.uoregon.edu /music/Discographies/worlddisco/worldiscoaf.html   (766 words)

  
 Togo | togo wildlife   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Mama Togo sells iced water and cannot provide bank statements Togo's official World Cup supporters have been denied visas to go and cheer on their national team in Germany.
Togo are the most unlikely qualifiers of the 32 sides in Germany but it was no fluke, coming as they did through a group containing Senegal and Zambia.
Togo are outsiders, a small West African state which many global World Cup viewers will have difficulty placing on a map.
togo.wwnews.org /2006/06/10   (438 words)

  
 Andrew Vasquez: Togo
Percussion and flutes mingle effortlessly on the new Andrew Vasquez recording, Togo from Makoche Recording.
This musical contribution is refreshing in its approach and will delight all Vasquez fans and make new ones as well.
Togo means "grandfather" in the Eastern Shoshone language.
store.zangomusic.net /anvato.html   (168 words)

  
 Togo Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Togo's men eat alone with other men, and the women sometimes eat with there children or alone.
A Togo's woman primary role is to give birth to children and to raise and educate them, while offering submission to her husband.
Togo's do not travel for pleasure they only travel if it is needed.
www.east-buc.k12.ia.us /01_02/AF/Tog/tog_cul.htm   (332 words)

  
 Togo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Togo is divided into 5 regions, which are subdivided in turn into 30 prefectures and 1 commune.
Ewe statuary is characterized by its famous statuettes which illustrate the worship of the twins, the ibéji.
Togo now hope to continue with their success in future tournaments.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Togo   (2152 words)

  
 The Tobacco Industry and Tobacco Control Movement in Togo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
An important charateristic of the Togolese population is its exterme youth,in fact 70% of Togolese are under the age of 20.
It should be noted that the free distribution of T-shirts, lighters, cigarettes, and caps with different logos is common in Togo.
Togo can't fight the assault of financially powerful transnational tobacco companies alone.
www.essentialaction.org /tobacco/qofm/0201/togo.html   (501 words)

  
 World Music Central - Your connection to World Music
As the leader of the high school band he formed with his brother and sister, Yawo Attivor developed a talent for composing and arranging music that embraces both the traditions of the Ewe tribe and the influences of Western cultures.
On March 13, 1991, Yawo Attivor was arrested on the campus of the University of Lome (Togo) by the secret police of the now-defunct dictator, General Eyadema, for leading a students pro-democracy movement.
Beaten and threatened with death by a mob of pro-government students and militants, he was released after the women of the Grand Marche (the biggest market of Lome, capital city of Togo) took to the streets to protest the police action against peaceful demonstrators.
www.worldmusiccentral.org /artists/artist_page.php?id=2572   (342 words)

  
 Togo on the Internet
News, statements from civil society organizations, diaspora organizations, news excerpts from the Togo press, yellow and white pages/directories, directories for embassies, hotels, restaurants, facts about Togo for travelers, national anthem, history, photographs, a bibliography, the Constitution, investment code, personals, classified ads, events, discussion forums, job board, information on the June 2003 Presidential election.
Togo information and communications technology profile plus connectivity information for the African continent.
Maps include Togo land degradation, African immigrants in the European Union, African immigration to the European Union, population and economic disparities between North / South, refugees.
www-sul.stanford.edu /depts/ssrg/africa/togo.html   (2059 words)

  
 Music from Madagascar
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The music has a folksy feel, the rhythms are tight, and the harmonies lush and beautiful.
The music is typical of the high land for the most part.
www.africaguide.com /country/madagas/music.htm   (1036 words)

  
 McIntire Department of Music
Our guest artist is Yawo Attivor, electric bassist and band leader who plays dance music steeped in traditional rhythms, and we will play with the intersections of ideas of old and new, ancestral communions and progressive movements.
A native of Togo, West Africa, Yawo started his musical career at the "Ecole Experimentale de musique" of Lome where he studied flute, classical guitar, and electric bass.
As the leader of the high school band he formed with his brother and sister, Yawo Attivor developed a talent for composing and arranging music that embraces both the traditions of the Ewe tribe and the influences of the western civilization.
www.virginia.edu /music/pressrelease/05-06/drumdance042706.html   (400 words)

  
 SoundRoots World Music & mp3 Blog: Monday's mp3: Togo Takes Out the Fences
Togo's World Cup match with Switzerland is underway as I write, and it looks like they could use a little musical inspiration.
The title of this album might refer to his musical influences as much as the world harmony he so clearly desires.
Yawo's feel-good Afropop music straddles the walls between African, pop, jazz, and reggae.
soundroots.org /2006/06/mondays-mp3-togo-takes-out-fences.html   (353 words)

  
 History of Togo
In 1956, Nicholas Grunitzky became prime minister of Togo, but lost to Sylvanus Olympio in a UN supervised general election in 1958.
Under President Eyadema's leadership, Togo has enjoyed over two decades of political stability and economic progress, except for the period 1990-1994 when the political transition to democracy caused a great deal of national strife.
Although Togo has a presidential system of government, the executive and legislative branches are complementary and work in close cooperation.
www.africaonfire.org /histogo.html   (790 words)

  
 African Music: Book & Music Lists, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
African music can be very difficult to find in the library because it is not generally listed in the Catalog under "African music." It is usually listed by the type of music first, such as "folk songs" or "popular music," then divided by country.
The first is more traditional or folk music (for lack of better terms) and includes field recordings.
For more music of this type be sure to also check the streaming audio database Smithsonian Global Sound.
www.clpgh.org /subject/music/lists/afrimusic.html   (741 words)

  
 Nigerian Music :: calabashmusic.com
Fuji - Intense urban percussion music from Lagos,...
Nigerian-born drummer Tony Allen was the unofficial musical director for Fela Kuti’s...
Music with all the characteristic Fuji topics, rather explicitly dwelling on secular affairs,...
music.calabashmusic.com /world/africa/nigeria   (296 words)

  
 Oxfam's Cool Planet - On the Line - Virtual journey through Togo, music + dance
The music of Togo is very varied, as you would expect of a country with around forty different ethnic groups, but all over Togo you will find
Nowadays, the traditional rhythms of bells and drums have fused with modern music from West Africa, West Indies and South America to create a multitude of different styles and sounds.
Most famous of all is Bella Bellow, a singer and songwriter who dominated the music scene in Togo for some years until her death in 1973.
www.oxfam.org.uk /coolplanet/ontheline/explore/journey/togo/music.htm   (241 words)

  
 CD Baby: TOM ROSSI: Salma Har
This is music that feeds the senses, where sound comes at you in walls, in gigantic waves that wash over and fill emptiness.
The music is light, sweet and sensitive but isn't obvious about its intentions at all.
This is music that feeds the senses well, where sound comes at you in walls, in giagantic waves that wash over and fill emptiness.
www.cdbaby.com /cd/tomrossi3   (919 words)

  
 Peace Corps Crossroads | Togo Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
If you are equipped with RealAudio or RealPlayer, click HERE for some fine highlife music!
Check out Spinner - a totally free pc based radio station (it requires a download, but that is free too) that lets you pick your favority type of music, including - yes - African!
Back to the Friends of Togo Fufu Bar.
peacecorpsonline.org /crossroads/togomusic.html   (159 words)

  
 RCN Music
RCN Music uses some of the new features in Windows Media Player 10 to make subscription download license renewals more convenient and provide more flexibility when you burn purchased downloads to CD or move them to a portable music player.
Log into the RCN Music website at http://music.rcn.net with your RCN Username and the supplied password that came with the Activation e-mail.
Or, take your music with you by subscribing to RCN Music ToGo for only 13.95/mo. Youll get all the great features of RCN Music Library and have the ability to transfer your music to a compatible portable music player.
music.rcn.net /music_help.php   (6971 words)

  
 Chata Addy Details on Motherland Music
Dressed in their traditional multi-colored costumes, Chata's Shi Dah program adds an additional element to the learning experience by providing students with an opportunity to experience not only their difference in culture and traditions, but also the subtle gender differences inherent in any cultural expression.
He tells how each one is used in African traditional music, by using its Ghanaian name, which he has the students repeat.
Chata teaches the children to sing a song in his own language and he often encourages the children to sing along with him.
www.motherlandmusic.com /chata.htm   (1159 words)

  
 allAfrica.com: Music
Africa Plays On is a compilation of music and artists from all over Africa and the world, primarily those African countries who have played in the World Cup.
The biggest news in a musical weekend that is heavy with rock (The Parlotones and Piet Botha) and large with acoustic guitars (Steve Newman and Syd Kitchen) has to be jazz: the Jazzathon is on!
This 40-track, multi-artist compilation takes us to the origins of African rumba, a musical genre that was developed during the 1930s-40 and later gained continent-wide acceptance.
allafrica.com /music   (329 words)

  
 Ethiopia, Africa - Ethiopian music
He was one of the first to record music to vinyl in Ethiopian and is the winner of a Tchaikovsky composition award at the International Music Festival in Dresden, Germany.
Hamelmal Abate is one of the shining new stars in the rapidly expanding firmament of international music.
Her fifth album, Irsagn establishes her as the reigning Ethiopian queen on the world music scene.
www.africaguide.com /country/ethiopia/music.htm   (665 words)

  
 Togo News - Media Monitoring Service by EIN News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor is fit again following his thigh problem which sidelined the striker since...
face 2001 champions Nigeria in Group B of the tournament to be held in Togo in March.
The last set of countries were Togo, three (two per cent); Mali two (one per cent), Guinea Bissau, two (one per cent),...
www.einnews.com /togo   (1065 words)

  
 Music 4 Games -- The Future of Rock n' Roll & Interactive Entertainment. Est. 1999.
Music 4 Games -- The Future of Rock n' Roll and Interactive Entertainment.
Original music composed, arranged and produced by Tom Salta.
Daniel Sadowski discusses his music for the physics-based 3D game.
www.music4games.net   (217 words)

  
 World Music Central - The Soul of the Apache Flute
Andrew Vasquez’s Togo begs to be more than just background music and instead evokes a musical scenery that is soothing and haunting.
Member of the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma (though his home is in North Dakota), Vasquez has a rich history of keeping alive the traditions of Native Americans through dance, music and film, not to mention receiving nominations and awards for his previous three CDs.
The title track “Togo” launches the listener into a journey filled with Vasquez’s soulful flute playing, some chunky back up beat and bass and the sounds of Vasquez’s children and grandchildren.
www.worldmusiccentral.org /article.php?story=20041122211926490   (488 words)

  
 STILETTO 100 FAQ
A: No. Each music channel that you listen to for more than 15 minutes will be automatically recorded as a Radio Replay.
Music Engine™ software to view your Favorites, look up more information on your favorite songs and artists, and purchase songs to transfer to your STILETTO 100 Library.
Music Unlimited ToGo account provides you the capability to transfer subscription music to your STILETTO 100 portable player.
www.sirius.com /gs/stiletto/faq_post.html   (4183 words)

  
 allAfrica.com: Togo
THE APPOINTMENT of Frenchman Patrice Neveu as Togo's National Football Coach went up in smoke in Lomé last Monday when the Togo government suddenly decided not to go ahead with the ceremony of the signature of the contract.
President Olusegun Obasanjo on January 17 in Abuja held talks with President Faure Gnassingbe of Togo and President Yayi Boni of Benin Republic.
Rock Gnassingbe, son of the late leader of Togo, Eyadema, has been voted out of office as the president of the Togo Football Federation (FTF).
allafrica.com /togo   (198 words)

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