Lengjen - Paul Nas
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Lengjen

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Lengjen (Lingjin) comes from Senegal, some specify this to the Casamance region. The notation information I have from Larry Morris’ rhythm catalogue and some email discussion on the Djembé-L mailing-list. Thanks also to Peter Watson, from Nova Scotia, Canada on helping me finish the information. I compared this to a life recording of Lingjin that I once obtained. This recording shows a slow part with song and a quick part, obvious with dance.

Oul bi té lé kon da kon bi té lé, wi son to kon té tele ya kon ti djenna
Oul bi té lé kon da kon bi té lé, ou jon jen songba kon té tele ya kon bi té le
Oul bi té lé kon da kon bi té lé, y son to koun yo ya kon ti djenna
Oul bi té lé kon da kon bi té lé, y ta té korro torro ya kon ti djenna
Oul bi té lé ou kabi kon bi té lé, y ta té ka ma ya kon ti djenna

(The underlined text adjusts to the beat on 1)

Sources
Written material: Larry Morris, Peter Watson

Last updated 13 June 2004