Kanin

Kanin is a Malinke-rhythm, that was created by Mamady Keïta during the period that he was the artistic leader of the National Ballet de Guinea. It was then played in one composition after Denedon (like on his CD "Nankama") The word Kanin means "friendship". This song is in the Sousou language.

Bayira yo Konko baa yirayo Bayira yo Konko baa yirayo
Bayira yo Konko baa yirayo I fakhi nakhama ikhuna
Imamkha gbi lenra Bayira yo Konko baa

But not that, Konko (name of a boy), but not that;
Pick up that thing that you brought me and get out of here with it!

Sources:
Lessons: Martin Bernhard
Written material: Mamady Keïta, Paul Janse, Rafaël Kronberger.

WAP-pages / Paul Nas / Last updated on 11-04-2004



Call
T . T T . T T . T . S S S . . .
f . r l . l r . r . r l r . . .
D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O .

Kenkeni (o are optional extra beats)
O o . . O o . . O o . . O o . .
x . x . x . x . x . x . x . x .

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

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

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . O .
x . x x . x x . x . x x . x x .

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

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

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

Djembé solo phrase 1
S . . S S . S . S . . . . . S .
r . . l r . r . r . . . . . r .

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

phrase 3 (djembe 1)
T T . T T . . S . S . S S . . S .
f f . r l . . f . f . r l . . r .

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

phrase 4
S S . B T . T . S S . B T . T .
r l . l r . r . r l . l r . r .


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