Adjos

WAP-pages / Paul Nas / Last updated on 18 May 2012


Adjos is a rhythm of the Baolé-people from the South of Ivory Coast. It used to be a slow and majestic dance to be played for the king. Nowadays it’s played much faster. Th intro is traditional. This song was sung especially in honour of Samore Touré (a very important King). In the song the audience repeats the line that has been sung by the solo-singer. After a while the change to the second line is made and after some more time you can go back to the first, and repeat the sequence.

 

Ee ee ee al ma mi yoo
Aa ee kou gbe ko ja ma lu ee

Everybody is there, for him!

Call

 

 

T

 

T

T

 

T

T

 

T

 

S

S

S

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

f

 

r

l

 

l

r

 

r

 

r

l

r

 

 

 

 

 

 

Break

 

 

T

 

 

S

 

 

T

 

S

 

 

 

T

 

S

 

 

 

 

 

r

 

 

l

 

 

r

 

l

 

 

 

r

 

l

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

T

 

S

 

T

 

S

 

T

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

r

 

l

 

r

 

l

 

r

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

S

S

 

S

 

 

 

 

 

T

 

T

 

 

 

 

 

l

 

 

r

l

 

r

 

 

 

 

 

r

 

l

 

 

 

 

Kenkeni

 

 

O

 

 

 

O

 

 

 

O

 

 

 

O

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

 

 

Sangban

 

 

C

 

 

 

 

 

O

 

C

 

 

 

 

 

O

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

x

x

 

x

x

 

x

 

x

x

 

x

x

 

 

 

Doundoun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

O

 

 

 

O

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

x

x

 

x

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

 

 

 

Djembé 1; first time

 

 

S

 

 

S

T

T

S

 

T

T

 

S

T

T

S

 

 

 

 

 

r

 

 

l

r

l

r

 

r

l

 

l

r

l

r

 

 

 

Djembé 1; repeat

 

 

T

T

 

S

T

T

S

 

T

T

 

S

T

T

S

 

 

 

 

 

r

l

 

l

r

l

r

 

r

l

 

l

r

l

r

 

 

 

 

Sangban echauffement

 

 

O

 

O

 

O

 

 

 

O

 

O

 

O

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

 

 

Doundoun echauffement

 

 

 

O

 

O

 

O

 

O

O

 

O

 

O

 

O

O

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

x

 

 

 

Djembé solo 1; use phrases

A

 

B

 

 

 

B

 

 

 

B

 

 

 

B

 

S

 

 

 

 

 

r

 

 

 

r

 

 

 

r

 

 

 

r

 

l

 

 

 

 

B

 

T

T

 

 

B

 

S

 

T

T

 

 

B

S

 

 

 

 

 

 

r

l

 

 

r

 

l

 

r

l

 

 

r

l

 

 

 

 

 

C

 

B

 

 

 

B

 

S

 

B

 

 

 

B

 

S

 

 

 

 

 

r

 

 

 

r

 

l

 

r

 

 

 

r

 

l

 

 

 

 

D

 

T

T

 

S

S

 

T

 

T

 

 

 

B

 

S

 

 

 

 

 

r

l

 

r

l

 

r

 

l

 

 

 

r

 

l

 

 

 

 

For example in the sequence: A (1x), B(2x), C(2x), B(2x), C(1x), D(1x), break, echauffement.

 

Source
Lessons: Baaba Touré: