Abondan

Abondan (Abonda, Abondant) is a rhythm from the Baoulé-people from the Ivory Coast. It is probably a very old rhythm that was played when the King went out to ride (on the horse). The story goes that boys and girls danced in honour of the King. After that dance the King held a speech. Nowadays Abondan is danced in a circle.

Sources
Lessons: Martin Bernhard.
Written material: Åge Delbanco (from Mamady Keïta), Ushi Bilmeier (from Mamady Keïta) en Rafaël Kronberger.

WAP-pages / Paul Nas / Last updated on 17-05-2012



Call 1
S S . S . S . S S . S . . S . S . S , . . . S .
r l . l . l . l r . r . . f . f . f . . . . r .

Call 2
S S . S . S . S S . S . . . S . S . S . . . S .
r l . l . l . l r . r . . . f . f . f . . . r .

Kenkeni (drum 1 and 2)
1 . O O . . . . O O . . . . O O . . . . O O . . .
2 . . . . O O . . . . O O . . . . O O . . . . O O
x . . x . . x . . x . . x . . x . . x . . x . .
. x x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x x

Sangban
C . . O . O . . C . C . . O . O . O . . C . C .
x . x x . x . x x . x . x x . x . x . x x . x .

Doundoun
O . . o . . O . . o . . O . . o . . O . . o . .
x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x

Djembé 1
B . . T . S B . . . S . B T T T T S B . . . S .
r . . l . l r . . . r . r l r l r l r . . . r .

Djembé 2
B . . T . S B . T T T T B . . T . S B . T T T T
r . . l . l r . r l r l r . . l . l r . r l r l


index | legenda (nl) | legend (en) | inleiding (nl) | introduction (en)

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