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Sampling CD with original “Healing Rituals“ from West-Africa (Ghana, Senegal, Benin). An acoustic trip and project by Genetic druGs and Jürg von Ins (School of ritual knowledge). Magic sounds and vocals by Maam Amy Dia (Senegal), Moses Bentum (Ghana), Prophet Abbam (Exorcist – Ghana), Prophet Comfort Mensah (Ghana), Mohamed Kwame Essiamah (Ghana), Dangbété (Vodoun priest – Benin), Kilokanmi (Magic doctor – Benin)
The CD was a giveaway through “Cyberjam“, a radio show from radiomultikulti in Berlin by Genetic druGs, in order to encourage musicians and producers to take part of a remix contest. The result has been released on a CD entitled “The Afro Pharma Experience“.


01 Traffic in Dakar: de Liberté a I’Indépendance O:27
02 Percussion during N’dëpp, the therapeutic posession ritual of the Lebu in Senegal: Taccu N’dëpp O:51
03 Chat during a break in a dance session of N’dëpp: N’dëppu Maam Amy Dia 1:06
04-06 during Sajj, the initial part of N’dëpp: Bakk ci Sajju Allaji Thiam 0:24 0:39   1:49
07 Basic Percussion theme of N’dëpp: Calling the guardian-spirit of Amy Dia 0:37
08 Voices during a break in N’dëpp 3:10
09 Children playing in a kindergarten run by an afro-american lady south of Dakar, Senegal 0:30
10 Call for audience: A recurrent percussion theme of N’dëpp 1:01
11 The central rite of N’dëpp: relatives force the patient to name his demons 0:31
12 Song (1) to call Maam Njare, the guardian-spirit of a the city of Tenggey (Rufisque), Senegal 0:38
13 Percussion theme during N’dëpp for Allaji Thiam 1:07
14 Initial song to call the spirit of Amy Dia 0:23
15 Initial percussion theme for N’dëpp’s first dance session 1:25
16 Song (2) to call Maam Niare, the guardian-spirit of the city of Tenggey (Rufisque), Senegal 1:06
17-23 The central rite of N’dëpp: Healers force the patient to name his demons: Nattu Allaji Thiam 1:16 0:53 2:24 1:19 0:33 0:25 1:52
24 Song for Sidi Niaye, one of Allaji Thiam’s spirits: Bakku Sidi Niaye 0:39
25 Atmosphere before opening a service of Moses Bentum, Ghana 1:15
26 Vocals, Initial rite of a service in Moses Bentum’s Church, Ghana 1:15
27 Percussion theme during a service of Moses Bentum, Ghana 2:57
28-48 Prophet C.E.K.Abbam ll of the Jesus Memorial Healing Church in Hemang, Ghana 2:57
28 Crowd attendirng a service and healing session 0:28
29 Man is a dangerous being: Qgugu segu, o nipa hujehu 0:37
30 Amen 0:45
31 Amen 0:24
32 I brought my problem to God 0:21
33 Amen 0:29
34 lf people will not welcome you 0:40
35 Sodom and Gomorra 0:35
36 The Bible is revealing what is happening now 0:13
37 It was a kind of demon controlling that person 0:37
38 Command to the demon 0:46
39 This man has suffered 0:14
40 Satan has no chance 1:04
41 Because today I am preaching in Germany 0:42
42 Do not carry gold 0:51
43 Do not carry a beggars pack for a king 0:40
44 Gentle Jesus 0:30
45 The Lord’s Prayer 0:41
46 Amen 0:32
47 Put your hands together 0:34
48 Final song 0:53
49-50 Prophet Comfort Mensah, Elmina, Ghana
49 Percussion theme during service 4:36
50 Commented prophecies 1:11
51 Prophet James Asare (died in 1999), Bresom Chronical Healing Church, Abura, Ghana: Assistant’s introduction 0:40
52-53 Prophet Comfort Mensah, Elmina, Ghana
52 Apome Nyame Adom 0:49
53 Amen 0:40
54 Chicken magic, Abura, Ghana 2:28
54 Chicken magic, Abura, Ghana 2:28
55-57 Wompeau
55 Song of the priestess 0:35
56 Percussion theme 1:03
57 Ritual introduction 1:13
58 Animal sacrifice 1:18
59 Mohamed Kwame Essiamah, Abura, Ghana Song during service 1:07
60 Prophet James Asare (died in 1999), Bresom Chronical Healing Church, Abura, Ghana: Assistent’s intervention 0:52
61 Street atmosphere in Porto-Novo, Benin 0:33
62 Vodoun priest Dangbété, Atchoupka, Benin, Agbo tche ke te – Vodoun Song to bring the good spirit to the village Atchoupka 1:00
63-64 Magic doctor Kilokanmi from Porto-Novo, Benin
63 Prayer after the Fa oracle 0:35
64 Song of the magic doctor 0:35
65-66 Welcome song of the women of Aguegue, Benin
65 You bring Jesus to us 0:25
66 Yovo yovo 0:04
67 Traffic at Place d’Etoile Rouge, Cotonou, Benin 1:26