Konkoba Doundoun

The Konkoba is a rhythm that origianally was played to accompany the farmers during their work on the field. The farmers are working/dancing on this Konkoba-rhythm. The Konkoba Doundoun is played when the farmers go back to the villages.

Sources:
Lessons from Mamoudou 'Delmundo' Keïta and Ibro Konaté

WAP-pages / Paul Nas / Last updated on 28-04-2001



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

Sangban ; basic beats on one and four
O . . . . . . . . O . o o . . . . .
x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x

Variation by Ibro Konate
O . . . . . C . . O . . . . O O . O
x . x x . x x . x x . x . . x x . x

Sangban variations can be made while playing the beats on 1 and 3 all the time.
Doudoun
O . O O . . . . O O . o . O O . O .
x . x x . x x . x x . x . x x . x .

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

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

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

Call / Break
T . T T . T T . T . . . . . . . . .
f . r l . r l . r . . . . . . . . .
S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O . . .
. . . . . . . . . . x . x . x . x .
D . . . . . . . . . . O . O . . . O .
. . . . . . . . . . x . x . x . x .

S . . O . . . . . O . . . . . O . . .
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 .

S O . . . . . . . . . . . . . O . . .
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 .

S . . O . . . . . O . . . . . O . . .
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 .

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

Finishing break
T . T T . T T . T T . . S . . . . .
f . r l . r l . r l . . r . . . . .
S O . . . . . . . . O . . O . . . . .
x . x x . x x . x x . x x . . . . .
D O . O O . . . . O O . O O . . . . .
x . x x . x x . x x . x x . . . . .


index | legenda (nl) | legend (en) | inleiding (nl) | introduction (en)

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