Music of the Day: Dogon – Bullroarer and Barking Dogs

Today’s music is “Bullroarer” sounds from Dogon people, Mali.
“Bullroarer” is made of a piece of wood attached a long thong. Swinging this around in the air, it sounds an eerie roar. It is often used by indigenous people in Africa and Australia, and is more of communication or ritualistic tool than musical instrument.


Well, this recording captures dogs barking furiously in response to “Bullroarer” sounds. This is somehow a smiley soundscape.