Music is the only form of entertainment which has the ability to entertain or conquer heart, soul and mind of persons. Musicians of all countries are in a sprint to give new faces to their traditional music and modern music to make it more attractive. There are no other forms of entertainment except music which attained much popularity in the world.Hausa being one of the largest ethnic groups in Nigeria and in several West and Central African counties played an important role in the development of Nigerian music.
The dominant role in the development was played by Hausa folk music. Hausa folk music still remains as the well-known contributors of elements like goje, a type of one-stringed fiddle. Hausa music is divided in to two broad categories. They are rural folk music and urban court music. Both the music boasted its own features and attracted the hearts of music lovers within the country and abroad..
Ceremonial music called as rokon fada is performed as the symbol of status and the musicians are selected for political reasons as opposed to musical ones. The entire beauty of ceremonial music can be experienced at the weekly sara. This is a statement of authority by the emir and takes place every Thursday evening. Court music is singing the virtues of a patron, generally emir or sultan.
These praise songs are supported by kettledrums and talking drums together with kakakai. Kakakai is the type of long trumpet formed out from an instrument used by the Songhai cavalry. Narambad is one of the most celebrated and dedicated court music singers.
Rural folk music in Hausa music is rich with styles that support the young girl’s asauwara dance and the boorii trance cult. Most celebrated artists in popular Hausa music include Muhamman Shata, Dan Maraya, Audo Yaron Goje and Ibrahim Na Habu.
Muhamman Shata beautifully sings with the support of bevy of drummers,
Dan Maraya plays one-stringed lute known as kontigi, Audo Yaron Goje plays
goje and Ibrahim Na Habu is expertise in small fiddle called kukkuma.Hausa
boorii cult of Hausa music is enjoyed most success outside the country and
has been reached in far north like Tripoli and Libya by trans-Saharan trade.
The boorii cult boasts trance music, played by lute, calabash or fiddle.
During ceremonies, women and several marginalized groups get formed in to trances and perform odd behaviors like mimicking a sexual behavior or pig. These persons are said to own a character each with its own speech. Similar trance cults can be found in the Niger Delta region.
The heart hitting lyrics and stunning beats of Hausa music enjoyed a slow and steady growth and entered in to the mainstream. This resulted in the emergence of several Hausa music sites.
This has taken the excellent tracks and beats of Hausa music to each and every nook and corner of the world. Yes, at this time in the clock there is no need to get in to any CD shop to get your favorite Hausa tracks. Instead, just move to your computer and made some clicks.
You can find countless Hausa musical downloading site smiling and competing for a kiss from your mouse. Just select the favorite tracks and download it. Turn on the speakers and experience a different musical experience.