This recording was made under the sponsorship of l'Institut Francais d'Alfrique Noire and the Musee de l'Homme in conjunction with UNESCO. Also cooperating were Radiodiffusion et Television Francaise; Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique; Haut-Commissariat en A.O.F. and Centre-Ifan du Dahomey.
"...although many European influences have made their mark on African culture, we have carefully selected for this recording only music that is entirely free of any such influences."
Electronically re-recorded to simulate Stereo