Bolon

Bolon (4/4) is a Malinke-rhythm. In the tradition it is played without a Sangban. An echauffement is normally not applied. A look-a-like break makes the space where needed.

Sources: Lessons from Ponda O'Bryan
Written material: Stephan Rigert, Rafael Kronberger


WAP-pages/ Paul Nas / Last updated on 21-05-2012



Call
T . T T . T . T T . T . T . . .
f . r l . l . l r . r . r . . .

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

Sangban
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Doun Doun
O . . . . . . . . . O . O . O .
x . x x . x x . x . x . x . x .

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

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

Djembé 3
T T S S . . S B T T S S B . S B
r l r l . . r l r l r l r . r l

Solophrase 1
T . S S T . S S . . . . t . s s
f . r l f . r l . . . . f . r l

t . s s t . s s . . . . . . . .
f . r l f . r l . . . . . . . .

Solophrase 2
T T T T S S . . t t s s s . . .
2 r l r l r . . 2 r l r l . . .

t t t t s s . . . . . . . . . .
2 r l r l r . . . . . . . . . .

Solophrase 3
T T S T T S T T S . . . . . . .
r l r l r l r l r . . . . . . .

Solophrase 4
T T . S S . S . S S . S . S . . .
l r . r l . l . l r . r . r . . .

S S S T T S . . . . . . . . . .
2 r l r l r . . . . . . . . . .

Solophrase 5
S . T T . S . T T . s . t t . .
f . r l . f . r l . f . r l . .

s . t t . s . t t . . . . . . .
f . r l . f . r l . . . . . . .

Solophrase 6
S S S T T T S S S . t s t t s .
2 r l f r l f r l . r l r l r .

Solophrase 7
T T S S . . S . B . t s t t s .
r l r l . . r . r . r l r l r .


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