Lolo

Lolo is a rhythm that was created by Famoudou Konaté. He has learned students different Sangban-patterns at different occasions. It was after that he heard the song Lolo sung by his son that he made the rhythm. The song about Lolo, the Star is of mother Hawa that is consulting the fortune-teller. He sais that she's got a good star and that she will live long, that she will be wealthy and have many children.

N'na ghawa Lolo ye san ma, horo ya le bö nin i nye

(Mother Hawa, the Star is in the sky, and the day of freedom has come)

Sources:
Lessons from: Martin Bernhard, Famoudou Konaté, Jaco Benders
Written material: Famoudou Konaté, Åge Delbanco, Rafaël Kronberger.

WAP-pages / Paul Nas / Last updated on 18-06-1999



Break with all the bass-drums
O O . O O . . . O O . O . O . . .
x x . x x . x . x x . x . x . x .

Repeat line 1 once
H . O O . H . O O . H . O . . .
x . x x . x . x x . x . x . x .

Repeat line 2 once
H . O O . H . O O . H . O O . H
x . x x . x . x x . x . x x . x

. O . H . O O . H . O . H . . .
. x . x . x x . x . x . x . x .

The djembe's can join by playing closed slaps where the doun's play wood.

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

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

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

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

O . O . . . . . 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 .

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

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

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

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

Solo 1 Use these elements for a solo; repeat lines a few times
T T . B S . B . S . . B S . B .
r l . l r . r . r . . l r . r .

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

Add 4 rests to next line and repeat
T T S T T S T T S T T S T T S .
r l r l r l r l r l r l r l r .

See the next two lines together and take an interval before proceding
S T T S S . S T T S S . S T T S S
l 2 r l r . l 2 r l r . l 2 r l r

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

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

Close the solo with a climax:
T S S T S S T S S T S S T S S T
r l r l r l r l r l r l r l r l

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


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