Wolesedon / Djondon - Paul Nas
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Wolesedon / Djondon

Last updated 2 January 2005

Wolesedon (Wolosedon, Wolosodan, Djondon, Jondon, Djonfoli) comes from the Kayes region. It means ‘Dance of the Woloso’, dance of the slaves. Wolesedon concerns the slaves who used to serve at the royal courts of the Mandinka Kings and their families. The dance shows the family honour and solidarity.
Ternair: Essential is the following pattern / combination of patterns:

Sources
Written material: ‘Cultural context of Djembé Rhythms’ by R.Clark.
Ternary: Stephan Rigert, Rafaël Kronberger, Rob den Braasem (from Hans van der Blom), Quaternary: Jan Verhaert.
Media: Ternary: CD Village Djembé by Mamoudou Sigibe, Quaternary: Bamako Foli by Rainer Polak.