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Last updated 31 October 1999


Bolokonondo (Bolo Konondo, Bolokononton) is one of the Dunumba-rhythms. This one, the Bolokonondo means ‘nine hands’, or ‘nine fingers’ which meaning must become clear if you ‘ll ever see the dance. The rhythm takes a cycle of 84 pulses devided over 7 groups of 12 pulses. To give a call is only alowed in the 7th group. The first two pattern-groups are ‘translated’ from the transcriptions in the booklet from the ‘Museum of Berlin CD’ of Famoudou Konaté. The according bell-patterns are added in a logical way. Here three cycles with a slightly different Doundoun-pattern. Djembé solo pattern follow the cycle.

Lessons from: Martin Bernhard, Ponda O’Bryan
Written material: Famoudou Konaté, Mamady Keïta, Åge Delbanco, Paul Janse, Rafaël Kronberger.