Taama

Taama is a Dununba-rhythm from the Malinke-people in Guinea that "shows the way the people of Hamana walk". I have found some differences in the lenghts and starting places of the ecauffements as well as for the entry of the call.

Sources:
Lessons from Ibro Konaté and Ponda O'Bryan (Fankani 2004)
Written material: Åge Delbanco and Anton Kamp
Media: CD "Hamana" by Mamady Keïta, CD "Guinea: Malinke rhythms and songs" by Famoudou Konaté


WAP-pages / Paul Nas / Last updated on 01-07-2005



Kenkeni
. . O . O O . . O . 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 / Doundoun: first line:
S O . . C . C . . O O . . C . C . . . C . C . . O
x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x
D . O O . . . . O O . O O . . . . . . . . . . O O
. x x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x x

second line: also ending echauffement
S . . O . . O . . O O . . C . C . . . C . C . . O
x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x
D . O O . O O . O O . O O . . . . . . . . . . O O
. x x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x x

Be ware: ending the echauffement before the djembé on the 9th messure (begining of 2nd line).

CD :"Hamana" by Mamady Keïta: An intro where the call starts (not useual) on the second beat. The complete pattern consists of 1x line one and 1x line two.
Call
. . . S S T S S S . . .
S . . . . . . . . . . . O
D . . . . . . . . . . O .

S O . . . . . . . O O . . C . C . . . C . C . . O
x . x x . x x . x 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 . x x . x x . x x

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

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

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

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

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

CD "Guinea: Malinke rhythms and songs" by Famoudou Konaté: The complete pattern consists of 2x line one and 2x line two. Lessons of Ibro Konaté and Ponda O'Bryan used these sequense as well.

Echauffement:
S . . O . O . . O O . . C . C . . . C . C . . O
x . x x . x 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 x . x x . x x

ending the echauffement: 1
. O . O . O . . O O . . C . C . . . C . C . . O
. x . x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x
. O . O . O . O O . O O . . . . . . . . . . O O
. x x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x x

ending the echauffement: 2
O . O . O . O . O O . . C . C . . . C . C . . O
x . x . x . x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x
. O . O . O . O O . O O . . . . . . . . . . O O
. x x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x x

Djembé solo phrases by Ibro Konaté:
He uses microtiming which is notated in the pdf-file.
Djembé solo phrase 1
T T S S . . T T S S . . T T S S . . T T S S . .
2 r l r . . 2 r l r . . 2 r l r . . 2 r l r . .

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

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

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

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

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

Djembé solo phrase 3
T T T S S . T T T S S . S S S S T . . . . . . .
2 r l r l . 2 r l r l . 2 r l r l . . . . . . .

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

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

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

Djembé solo phrase 4
T T S S . T T . S . T T . S . T . S . T T . S .
2 r l r . r l . l . l r . r . r . r . r l . l .

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

Djembé solo phrase 5
T T T S . T S S . B T T S . T T S T T S . S S S
r l r l . l r l . l r l r . r l r l r l . l r l

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

Djembé solo phrase 6
B S . T T T T S . . S . B S . T T T T S . . S .
r l . 2 r l r l . . r . r l . 2 r l r l . . r .

B S . S S S T T S T T S . . S . S . S . S . . .
r l . 2 r l r l r l r l . . c . c . c . c . . .

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