Bolokonondo

Bolokonondo is one of the Dununba-rhythms. This one, the Bolokonondo means "nine hands", (according to Famoudou's Berlin-CD) or "nine fingers"(according to Mamady's Hamamana-CD) which meaning must become clear if you 'll ever see the dance. The rhythm takes a cycle of 84 pulses devided over 7 groups of 12 pulses. To give a call is only alowed in the 7th group. The first two Doundoun-, Kenkeni- and Sangban-pattern are 'translated' from the transcriptions in the booklet from the "Museum of Berlin CD" of Famoudou Konaté. The according bell-patterns are added in a logical way. Here are three cycles with a slightly different Doundoun-pattern. See the pdf-file on the WAP-pages for many djembé solo phrases.

Sources:.
Lessons from: Martin Bernhard, Ponda O'Bryan
Written material: Famoudou Konaté, Mamady Keïta, Åge Delbanco, Paul Janse, Rafaël Kronberger.


WAP-pages / Paul Nas / Last updated on 31-10-1999



Call
S S T S S S . . . . . .
r l r l r l . . . . . .
K . . . . . . . . O . O O
S . . . . . . . . . . O .

Kenkeni
. . O . O O . . O . O O . . O . O O . . O . O O
. x x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x x

Sangban / Doundoun variation 1
S C . . C . . C . . C . . C . . O . O . . . . O .
x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x . x x . x .
D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O O . O . O O . . .
x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x . x x . x .

S C . . C . . C . . C . . C . . O . O . . . . O .
x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x . x x . x .
D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O . O . O O . O O
x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x . x x . x x

S . . . O . . . . O . . . O . O O . O . . . . . O
x x . x . x . x x . x . x . x x . x . x x . x x
D . O O . O O . O O . O O . O . O . O . O O . O O
. x x . x x . x x . x x . x . x . x . x x . x x

S . . . . . O . . . . O .
. x x . x x . x x . x .
D O O O O O O O
. x x . x x . x x . x .

Sangban / Doundoun variation 2
S C . . C . . C . . C . . C . . O . O . . . . O .
x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x . x x . x .
D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O . . . . . . . . .
x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x . x x . x .

S C . . C . . C . . C . . C . . O . O . . . . O .
x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x . x x . x .
D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O . . O . . . . O O
x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x . x x . x x

S . . . O . . . . O . . . O . O O . O . . . . . O
x x . x . x . x x . x . x . x x . x . x x . x x
D . O O . O O . O O . O O . O . O . O . O O . O O
. x x . x x . x x . x x . x . x . x . x x . x x

S . . . . . O . . . . O .
. x x . x x . x x . x .
D O O O O O O O
. x x . x x . x x . x .

Sangban / Doundoun variation 3
S C . . C . . C . . C . . C . . O . O . . . . O .
x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x . x x . x .
D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O . . . . . . . . .
x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x . x x . x .

S C . . C . . C . . C . . C . . O . O . . . . O .
x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x . x x . x .
D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O . . O . . . . O O
x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x . x x . x x

S . . . O . . . . O . . . O . O O . O . . . . . O
x x . x . x . x x . x . x . x x . x . x x . x x
D . O O . O O . O O . O O . O O . O O . O O . O O
. x x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x x

S . . . . . O . . . . O .
. x x . x x . x x . x .
D O O O O O O O
. x x . x x . x x . x .


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