Macru

Macru (Makru, Makuru) is a Susu-seduction-dance. This dance is often played in the combination with Yankadi, where Yankadi is a slow part, and Macru a fast part of the dance. The first song (Baga Giné) is about the lust to dance among the Baga-woman.

A boron ma, ma boron ma, eeh, A boron ma, ma boron ma eeh,
A boron ma, ma boron ma, ee-laila Baga Giné, fare boron ma woto kui eeh

Will you dance, or will you not dance ?; The Baga-woman even dances in the car !

O lee, O lee-lee-ko, O lee-lee-ko,....................O lee, O lee-ko
Waya, Africa waya,......Waya Africa waya, .........O lee. O lee-ko

Sources:
Lessons: Martin Bernhard, Cécé Koly,
Dance lessons: Daniëlle van Son
Written material: Famoudou Konaté, Mamady Keïta, Åge Delbanco, Paul Janse, Rafaël Kronberger

WAP-pages / Paul Nas / Last updated on 30-11-2001



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

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

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

Sangban
O O . O . . O . c . . . . . O .
x x . x x . x . x x . x x . x .

c . . . . . O . c . . . . . O .
x x . x x . x . x x . x x . x .

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

Djembé 1
B T . T B . s . B . T . B . s .
r l . l r . r . r . r . r . r .

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

Djembé 3
B . T . B . . . B T . T B . . .
r . r . r . . . r l . l r . . .

Djembé solo accompagnement 1
T . T S . . . S . . S . T . T S
r . r l . . . l . . r . r . r l

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

Djembé solo ccompagnement 2
T . T S S . . S . . S . T . T T
r . r l r . . l . . r . r . r l

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

Djembé solo accompagnement 3
T . . b S . . T T . S . S . . T
r . . l r . . l r . r . r . . l

Djembé solo 1, phrase 1
B S . . T T . S . . S . . S . . B
l r . . l r . r . . l . . r . . l

S . . T T . S . . t t . s . . B
r . . l r . r . . l r . r . . l

phrase 2
B T . S S S . T . S S S . T . S S
l r . r l r . r . r l r . r . r l

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

phrase 3
B T . S S S . S S S . . . S . . .
l r . r l r . r l r . . . f . . .

Djembé break to Yankadi
T T . S S . . . S . S . T . T .
r l . l r . . . r . r . r . r .

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yankadi (ternair) djembé 1 starts:
B . . S . S B . T T . . B . . S . . B . T T . .
r . . l . l r . r l . . r . . l . . r . r l . .
r . . r . l r . l r . . r . . r . . r . l r . .


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

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