Fankani

A popular Malinke-rhythm of salutation. In the area of Mandiana it's played as important people come to the village incidentially also played during full moon ceremonies. Also often heard during weddings baptisms and many other festivities. Fankani is dance for woman without specific dancesteps..

Sources:
Lessons from Martin Bernhard
Written material from Åge Delbanco. Mamady Keïta and Stephan Rigert.

WAP-pages / Paul Nas / Last updated on 15-10-2012



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

Break
S . S S . B S . S S . B S . S S
r . r l . l r . r l . l r . r l

T . T S . . . . . . . . . . . B
r . r l . . . . . . . . . . . l

S . S S . B S . S S . B S . S S
r . r l . l r . r l . l r . r l

T . T S . . T T T . S S S . . .
r . r l . . r l r . r l r . . .
D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O .

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

Sangban / Doundoun
S . . . . . . . . . . O O . . . .
D . . . . . . O . . . . . . . O .
x . x x . x x . x . x x . x x .

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



Djembe's : You can delay the "#"-marked slaps/tone's for a special "swing".

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

Djembé 2
S . . S S . T T S . . S S . T T
r . . l r . r l r . . l r . r l
. . . . . . . # . . . . . . . #

Djembé Solo 1; phrase 1
S . . S S . B . S . T T S . B .
r . . l r . r . r . r l r . r .

frase 2
T T S T T S T T S . T T S . B .
2 r l 2 r l 2 r l . r l r . r .

frase 3
T T S . T T S . T T S . T T S .
2 r l . 2 r l . 2 r l . 2 r l .

frase 4
T T S S . . . . T T S S . . . .
2 r l r . . . . 2 r l r . . . .

frase 5
T T S S T . . . T T S S T . . .
2 r l r l . . . 2 r l r l . . .

phrase 6
T T S S . T T S S . T T S S . T
2 r l r . 2 r l r . 2 r l r . 2

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

phrase 7
S T T S S . S T T S S . S T T S T
l 2 r l r . l 2 r l r . l 2 r l r

T S S T T S . S . . . . . . . .
l r l r l r . f . . . . . . . .

Djembé Solo 2 : play first line and then one of the following phrases
T T T T S . B . T T T T S . B .
f r l r l . r . f r l r l . r .

phrase 1
S . . S S . B . S . T T S . B .
r . . l r . r . r . r l r . r .

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

phrase 3
. T T S . T T S . T T S S . S .
. l r l . l r l . l r l r . r .

phrase 4; repeat this line as often as you like
T T S B T T S B T T S B T T S B T T
r l r l r l r l r l r l r l r l r l

and end with:
S B T T S B T T S B T T S . . .
r l r l r l r l r l r l r . . .


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