“Historiograph” Note #9

9. “…GADJI BERI…” From Ball’s 1916 sound-poem “Gadji beri bimba,” which was read out at the Cabaret Voltaire. For the text see Karl Riha, ed., 113 dada gedichte (Berlin: Verlag Klaus Wagenbach, 1982), 34. The poem as cited here is not complete, and a few lines have been dropped internally. “Gadji beri bimba” was used as the basis for Talking Heads’ “I Zimbra,” on Fear of Music (Sire Records, 1979).


 


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