The film centers on "two key figures in the serum run to Nome in which dog-sled teams relayed to transport diphtheria antitoxin serum through harsh conditions over nearly miles to save the Alaskan town of Nome from an epidemic.
It was released on December 20, The film flashes between musher Leonhard Seppala raising his dog Togo and the serum run to Nome.
InSeppala and his wife Constance welcome a newborn Siberian Husky pup. While Seppala insists on immediately retiring him due to his small and weak state, Constance convinces him to raise him with the rest. The puppy Husky turns out to be a handful as he constantly escapes the kennel to usurp Seppala's dog team while he is out training them. After trying to get rid of the Husky twice, Seppala decides to have him run with the others where, to his astonishment, he discovers that he is energetic enough to outrun the other dogs.
Ina diphtheria outbreak occurs; mostly affecting children. Mayor George Maynard plans to have the serum flown in from Nenanabut this proves to be impossible due to the severity of the weather. Eventually, Seppala is convinced to take Togo and the other dogs to collect the serum and race back.
Constance becomes concerned due to Togo being years-old old for dog agebut Seppala insists on going. Seppala and his team tread through stormy weather and take a break at an outpost where a local doctor named Atiqtalik tells him that Togo is tired. Seppala continues on for miles; taking a dangerous shortcut across the now frozen Norton Sound. Eventually, Seppala meets up with a fellow musher, Henry Ivanov, who was bringing the serum back and he is able to leave the next day.
Seppala and his team head across the Sound again where he is forced to have Togo pull a piece of ice that they are stuck on as the Sound begins to crack apart. Reuniting with Atiqtalik, she tells him Togo is dying.
Nevertheless, Seppala gets his team back to Joe Dexter's outpost as he, Togo and team recuperate. The serum is passed off to fellow musher Gunnar Kaasen who arrives back in Nome. A reporter, confusing him for being the sole musher, announces his dog Balto as the hero who saved Nome, disappointing Constance. Seppala returns to Nome later, where the entire town come to his house to celebrate Togo's success. Seppala later becomes upset when a cured girl named Sally deduces that Togo is dying.
Seppala intends to continue training his dogs without Togo who gained a small injury during the runbut he refuses to stop and chases down Seppala who welcomes him with open arms.Togo Music: Midi Lackos - Ameto ma do ha
Over the next two years, Togo welcomes puppies of his own that prove to be famous in their own right. Togo eventually passes away in with Seppala continuing to train dogs. A title card at the end reveals that while Balto had received a statue in his honor, Togo is remembered for making the longest run and for being the true hero of Nome.
On October 28,it was announced that Walt Disney Pictures was developing a film about the serum run to Nome focusing on the sled dog Togo and his owner Leonhard Seppala. The screenplay was set to be written by Tom Flynn and the production was to be overseen by Jessica Virtue and Louie Provost for Disney.
Principal photography for the film commenced on September 21, and finished in February in Cochrane, Alberta. Hugo and Mackey from Snowy Owl were used throughout the movie as stunt doubles for the face of Togo, Diesel.
The movie, for the most part, remains faithful to the story of Leonhard Seppala and Togo.
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Two of the more "cinematic" moments in the film that actually did happen in real life include Togo escaping his second owner by jumping through a glass window and Togo using his strength to pull Seppala's sled out of the Norton Sound.
Seppala's reaction to Balto getting the credit is not shown, though Constance is shown to be rather annoyed by the news. In real life, Seppala openly voiced his disapproval of the dog hero mix-up. In addition, the film depicts Seppala's sled team as being composed of 11 dogs, with Togo as the only lead dog. In real life, there were only 6 dogs on Seppala's team, and Togo was assisted in leading by another dog named Scotty.Togo — December 5, was the lead sled dog of Leonhard Seppala and his dog sled team in the serum run to Nome across central and northern Alaska.
Togo was one of the offspring of former lead dog, Suggen. Togo was ill as a young puppy and required intensive nursing from Seppala's wife.
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He was very bold and rowdy, thus seen as "difficult and mischievous", showing "all the signs of becoming a At first, this behaviour was interpreted as evidence that he had been spoiled by the individual attention given to him during his illness. As he did not seem suited to be a sled dogSeppala gave him away to be a pet dog at 6 months of age.
After only a few weeks as a house pet, Togo jumped through the glass of a closed window and ran several miles back to his original master's kennel. This devotion to the team impressed Seppala, so he did not try to give him away again. However, Togo continued to cause trouble by breaking out of the kennel when Seppala took the team out on runs.
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He would attack the lead dogs of oncoming teams, "as if However, one day, he attacked a much stockier malamute leader and was mauled and severely injured.
When he recovered, Togo stopped attacking other teams' lead dogs. This would eventually prove a valuable early experience, as it was difficult to teach a lead dog to keep a wide berth of oncoming teams. When Togo was 8 months old, he proved his worth as a sled dog. He had run after the team yet again and slept, unnoticed, near the cabin where Seppala was spending the night.
The next day, Seppala spotted him far off in the distance, and understood why his dogs had been so keyed up. Togo continued to make Seppala's work difficult, trying to play with the work dogs and leading them in "charges against reindeer ", pulling them off the trail. Seppala had no choice but to put him in a harness to control him, and was surprised that Togo instantly settled down.
As the run wore on, Seppala kept moving Togo up the line until, at the end of the day, he was sharing the lead position with the lead dog named "Russky". Togo had logged 75 miles on his first day in harness, which was unheard of for an inexperienced young sled dog, especially a puppy. Seppala called him an "infant prodigy", and later added that "I had found a natural-born leader, something I had tried for years to breed" .
Togo began training, and after a few years filled the lead dog position. He became one of Seppala's most treasured dogs, a close and mutually beneficial relationship that would continue to the end of Togo's life. At the time of the historic Serum Run, he was 12 years old and had been a lead dog for 7 years. His stamina, loyalty and intelligence could not be improved upon. Togo was the best dog that ever traveled the Alaska trail. Togo and Seppala traveled miles km from Nome in three days, and picked up the serum in Shaktoolik on January The return trip crossed the exposed open ice of the Norton Sound.
The night and a ground blizzard prevented Seppala from being able to see the path but Togo navigated to the roadhouse at Isaac's Point on the shore by 8 PM preventing certain death to his team.
The team ran across the ice, which was breaking up, while following the shoreline. They returned to shore to cross Little McKinley Mountainclimbing 5, feet 1, m. After descending to the next roadhouse in GolovinSeppala passed the serum to Charlie Olsen, who in turn would pass it to Gunnar Kaasen and Balto. The sled dog who did the lion's share of the work was Togo. His journey, fraught with white-out storms, was the longest by miles and included a traverse across perilous Norton Sound — where he saved his team and driver in a courageous swim through ice floes.
After the successful serum run, the hero dog Balto became the most famous canine of the run. However, many mushers today believe Balto was merely the back up dog, as Seppala's team led by Togo covered the longest and most hazardous leg.Rounder collected several examples of West Africa's diverse musical legacy and presented them on a anthology, which they reissued on CD in The cut disc spotlights traditional Togolese music, although there's contemporary flavoring from such artists as Akofa Akoussah and Ali Bawa.
The African oral tradition remains at the forefront, as these artists cover everything from children's tunes to a song about the plane crash that almost killed Togolese President Eyadema, plus recollections by the griot of Pagouda accompanying himself on a single-stringed instrument. There are also flute instrumentals with drum backing, a female chorus number and a pair of proverbial songs by Ayawa Aladji.
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Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying.
Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date February 14, Genre International. Track Listing. Miawo Ezon Lo O. Flutistes Kotokoli. Edzade Tom Doa. Asjame le Wo Tawo. Akofa Akoussah.Traditional Togolese music forms part of initiation rites and festive ceremonies through various songs, instruments, and dances which reflect the values, real-life experiences, and practices of various ethnic groups.
The people of northern Togo are considered warriors. Their music draws its origins from initiation rites which mark the rites of passage within the community. Music is essentially dedicated to celebrating the bravery and strength of the initiated, or to praise the purity and honor young girls.
Anyone can compose music. Even though most griots are not historically recognized as artists, some of them, like the griot of Pagouda, made an impact onTogolese music and exported their music beyond its borders. Most of the songs can be executed and danced by the whole community during initiation rites, while others are exclusively reserved for a category of people or for a special occasion.
For instance, the Bassar's dance of fire called tibol or t'bol is a ritual dance where the initiated achieves a capacity for divination. The initiated dances barefoot across hot coals in front of the most important members of his clan.
The dance takes place between 11pm and 6am and only a versed singer can hum melodies while being accompanied by musicians. The singer hums, asserting his power while challenging his enemies to attack him spiritually.
If the singer is not spiritually strong he can lose his voice. The link between dance and music is such that some traditional music styles were named after the tchimou a dance performed by a girl old enough to get married and kamou dance after the November harvests. Music in the north celebrates bravery, while in the South, music serves to release frustrations or resolve conflicts.
It is common with the Ewe and Guins of Togo to resolve conflicts between two families or clans by singing. The griots from both clans compose their songs inspired by the opposing clan's past mistakes. The song is then performed at a ceremony where both clans sing. The songs can become popular songs across generations. The songs of the Ouatchi people are also based on personal experiences or anecdotes. Music becomes a means to pass on history, events and real-life experiences of a community.
The Pleureuses de Klomayondi is a group of singers who tell the story of their community, from the period of slavery, colonization to independence through their songs.
People from the south of Togo play music to thank their ancestors for a joyous event or during a burial ceremony. There are dozens of rhythms. The most famous of which are Agbadja, Gazo, Gbekonand Akpesse; all accompanied by specific dance steps.
These steps demand flexibility and agility and are performed in a group. The tawugan dance of the Ouatchi people is exclusively performed by the eldest son after the death of his father. He carries a 60kg drum on his head from his father's house to the public square. He then dances to honor the life of his father. Some artists have managed to merge traditional and modern music. For example, King Mensahwhose songs are inspired by the gazo, agbadja or kamou, earned him the award for Best Traditional Artist of West Africa at the Kora Awards and several other distinctions.
The singer Wilfried A2 was born in the northern part of Togo where he was inspired by the tchimou and kamou rhythms. However, the strongest influence of traditional music on urban music can be seen from with the rise of young artists like Kossi Ape' Son ex-dancer for King MensahMic Flammez and Amen Viana. Mic Flammez chose the kamou and chimo rhythms to give another dimension to his rap, while Amen Viana tried to give a touch of rock to famous traditional Togolese songs.
Several accessories and percussion instruments are used in traditional Togolese music. Although varying from one region to another, these instruments are for the most part made of wood, metal, animal skins doe or antelope and animal horns.
Their music is also accompanied by hand clapping.If any information appears to be missing from this page, contact us and let us know! Net Soundtrack. Net Search Register Login. Music From Togo Music By Mark Isham. Track Listing 1. To Nome Get this album or track at:. Get this album or track at:. Rate this Album. Click stars to rate. Hospital Get this album or track at:. Luck Dries Up Get this album or track at:. So You Will Go Get this album or track at:.
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Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. Sample this album. Title by Artist. Miawo-ezon Lo-o. Miawo-ezon Lo-o by Diane" and Shango". Instrumental by Flutistes Kotokoli. Edzade Tom Doa. Edzade Tom Doa by Houwenema. Adjame Le Wo Tawo. Maboule by Akofa Akoussah. Ki Man Wo.
Ki Man Wo by Ali Bawa. Kasa Bu. Kasa Bu by Houwenema. Medley of Lullabies. Medley of Lullabies by Ayawa Aladji. Lili by Akofa Akoussah. Unayafame by Ali Bawa. No Ne Ku.Popular music in Togo is characterized by dance rhythms carried out by young artists.
Afropop, a mix of African music styles and American pop is the new trend in Togo. Hip-hop is also popular although it is slowly disappearing. The early s was marked by the emergence of hip-hop in Togo. He released his first album, Adjamofoin In Prince Mo released his album Logone online, free of charge. The originality and power of his lyrics make him one of the key hip-hop artists.
For the first time, a Togolese concept conquered Africa. Today, Toofan is an international success with the Gwetadance Gweta means - to avoid the trap.
The Azonto concept from nearby Ghana gained traction in Togo. Etane was discovered through the Azonto dance.
Laper laper dance is among the most popular dances in Togo.
Imported from Ivory Coast, the dance was adopted by several Togolese artists of the new generation. Disclaimer: Music In Africa provides a platform for musicians and contributors to embed music and videos solely for promotional purposes.