A recording of Eric Mandala's goni and voice as an FD file accompanying and developing Mr. Kee's khong vong. Eric Mandala is a Canadian who studied the goni and West African traditional music in Ghana, if I remember correctly. The goni is a small version of the kora, the harp-like archetypal West African traditional instrument that I failed to record when I was there! I thought at first he sang in Bambara or another West African language but it is actually his own "universal language", as he calls it. I'd hate to use the term "gibberish" to describe it, it is obviously far from "meaningless". We did it in one take, recorded on the R1, in a cave above the main circle at the 2009 world rainbow gathering near Murchison in New Zealand. Down in the circle below rainbow brothers and sisters are playing around in the sunshine, juggling, etc. You can hear them especially well at the end of the recording, I think I can make out the word "Haka" which is probably a reference to the Parihaka festival.
More about Eric Mandala on his MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/mandalaworldmusic