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Last updated 30 November 2012


Torako is a rhythm from Guinea. It supports the workers during their work on the fields.

Eee e Torako lee ni
Eee e Torako (reply)
Memba seneba keidi Torako ke
seneti banadi Torako ke

In this djembé solo Famoudou Konaté showed a way of playing a double role (roulement) in phrases 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8; It’s a very difficult technique. Of course you can replace the double role by single ones, but remind that the placing of the hands changes after that.
The number of times to play the solo phrases is only a suggestion. The solo-player is free to experiment with own creativity.

Moritz Köppen (learned from Famoudou Konaté)