Könönari

Könönari (Kononari) is a Malinke-rhythm for the women. Könö is a bird in the tree (ri). In the accompanying song woman (and men) are worned for arrogance because of their beauty.

Musu kenya kenya, i ta di ya le ke yu Allah b' I la
Sunguruni kenya kenya, i ta di ya le ke yu Allah b' I la,
Musu kenya kenya, i ta di ya le ke yu Allah b' I
Kambeleni kenya kenya, i ta di ya le ke yu Allah b' I la

Beautifull (young), beautifull woman, God gave you the beauty
(Sunguruni = young, unmaried woman, Kalembeni = young unmaried man)

Sources:
Music- and dancelessons from Mamoudou 'Delmundo' Keïta
Written material: Famoudou Konaté, Paul Janse

WAP-pages / Paul Nas / Last updated on 25-10-2014



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

Break
T . T T . T . T T . T . T . . .
f . r l . l . l r . r . r . . .
D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O .

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

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

S C . . . C . . . . . . . . . . .
D . . . . . . O . normal rhythm starts
x . x . x . x . . . . . . . . .

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

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

Sangban variation 1
O O . . O O . . C . . . C . . .
x x . x x x . x x . x . x . x .

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

Doundoun variation 1
. . O . . . O . . . . . . . O O
x . x . x . x . x . x . x . x x

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

Doundoun variation 2
. . O . . . O . . . . . . . O O
x . x . x . x . x . x . x . x x

. O . o O . O O . . . . . . O .
. x . x x . x x . x x . x . x .

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

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

Djembé look-a-like break 1
S S S S . T . S . T T . S . . .
2 r l r . r . r . r l . f . . .

Djembé look-a-like break 2
S S S T S . T . . T T . T T . .
2 r l r l . f . . r l . r l . .

Djembé solo 1:
phrase 1
. . . . S . T T T T S . . . . .
. . . . f . 2 r l r l . . . . .

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

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

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

phrase 5
S . . S . . S . . S . . T T . .
r . . l . . r . . l . . r l . .

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

Djembé solo 2; use second half to make your solo phrases
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