"The Healing Drum" traces the extraordinary cultural legacy of the Minianka tribe of West Africa, for whom music serves a sacred, healing function for the individual and society. The authors explore the Minianka view of humanity, music, and the cosmos relative to work, celebration, herbal medicine, dance, trance, initiation, and death.
The first book of its kind, delivering a message of untapped wisdom and power from a little-known culture through the universal medium of music.
"Together Diallo and Hall have collaborated to produce a text that combines anthropology, sociology, philosophy and music in a potent and thought-provoking read."
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st December 1989
Publisher: Inner Traditions Bear and Company
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 14.7 x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.45