Kurunen Kun 'Do

Kurunen Kun'Do means peak of a little mountain. The rhythm is played slowly, but because of the high density of the bass drums there is a good groove. The song that goes with it expresses the importance to not forget where you come from, always remember your roots and your family, especially when you have reached a top of a mountain (a metafor for succes in life?). There is an short break, which is played in the beginning and after every echauffment by every drum, it is always good to re-entry the rhythm with using a call and this break.

Ni wora kurunen kun 'do n'diya nyö
when you have climbed a mountain top
I na la walinyuma koro kuma kan de yen
your mother wants that you don't forget what she has done for you (don't forget where you come from)

Another song / melody
Ee n' rabi barana n'diya nyö

Sources
Moritz Köppen learned this from Famoudou Konaté in april 2004.

WAP-pages / Paul Nas / last updated on 22-12-2014



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

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

Doundoun; variation
O . . . . . O . . . . . O . . . . . O . . O O .
x . x . x . x . x x . x x . x . x . x . x x x .

Djembé call + intro
T . T T . T T . T T . . S . S . S . S . T T T .
f . r l . r l . r l . . r . r . r . r . r l r .
D S . . . . . . . . . . . . O . O . O . O . O O O .

Djembé call + break
T . T T . T T . T T . . S . S . S . S . T T T .
f . r l . r l . r l . . r . r . r . r . r l r .
D S . . . . . . . . . . . . O . O . O . O . O O O .
K . . . . . . . . . . . . O . O . O . O . O O . O

Djembé accompany
S . T S . . S . T S . . S . T S . . S . T S . .
r . r l . . r . l r . . r . r l . . r . r l . .

Djembé echauffement
T T S S S S T T S S S S T T S S S S T T S S S S
r l r l r l r l r l r l r l r l r l r l r l r l

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

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

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

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

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

Djembé solophrase 3 variation A
S . S . B S . S . S . T T . . S S S S S S T T .
r . r . r l . l . l . l r . . r l r l r l r l .

Djembé solophrase 3 variation B
S . S . B S . S . S . T T . . S S S S S S T T .
r . r . r l . l . l . l r . . 2 2 r l r l r l .

Djembé solophrase 4
B . S . T S B . S B T S B . S . T S B . S B T S
r . r . r l r . r l r l r . r . r l r . r l r l


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Thanks for taking notice of this interpretation of this rhythm but please consult some real authority's (like Famoudou Konaté and Mamady Keïta) or genuine TEACHERS for further study. Check also the other SITES WITH RHYTHM-NOTATIONS on West African Percussion on the Internet. And share your knowledge and ideas to these WAP-pages and to others.