Takosaba

Takosaba , a malinke-rhythm is one of the (about 20) dunumba-rhythms. The dunumba-rhythms are traditionally only danced by men: "The dance of the strong men". Takosaba means "to take three times", which refers to a dance step.

Sources:
Written material: CD leaflet from "Hamana" CD by Mamady Keïta, "Mamady Keïta; A Life for the Djembé" by Ushi Bilmeijer, Åge Delbanco (from Bangaly "Blacky" Konaté, Rafaël Kronberger and Paul Janse.
CD's: " Rhythmen der Malinke" by Famoudou Konaté and "Hamana" by Mamady Keïta.

WAP-pages / Paul Nas / Last updated on 04-12-2005



Call
S S T S S S . . . . . .
r l r l r l . . . . . .
K . . . . . . . . O . O O
S . . . . . . . . . . O .
D . . . . . . . . . . O o

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

The sangban has 20 counts or beats; there are variations in the 9- 16 beat
Sangban 1st - 8th beat
C . C . . . C . C . O . C . C . . . O . O . O .
x . x . x . x . x . x . x . x . x . x . x . x .

Sangban 9t - 16 beat; variation 1
C . C . . . C . C . . . O . . . O . . . O . . .
x . x . x . x . x . x . x . x . x . x . x . x .

Sangban 9st - 16th beat; variation 2
O . O . . . O . O . . . O . . . O . . . O . . .
x . x . x . x . x . x . x . x . x . x . x . x .

Sangban 17th - 20th beat
. O . O . O . . . . O .
. x . x . x . x x . x .

Doundoun 1st - 8th beat; variation 1
. . . . . . . . . . O O . O O . . . . O O . O O
x . x x . x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x x . x x

Doundoun 1st - 8th beat; variation 2
. 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

Doundoun 9st - 16th beat; variation 1
. 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

Doundoun 9st - 16th beat; variation 2
. O O . . . . . . . O O . O . O . O . O O . O .
. x x . x x . x x . x x . x . x . x . x x . x .

Doundoun 9st - 16th beat; variation 3
. 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 .

Doundoun 9st - 16th beat; variation 4
. 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

Doundoun 17th - 20th beat; variation 1
. O . O . O . O O . O .
. x . x . x . x x . x .

Doundoun 17th - 20th beat; variation 2
. O O . O O . O O . O .
. x x . x x . x x . x .

Doundoun 17th - 20th beat; variation 3
. O . O . O . O O . O O
. x . x . x . x x . x x

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

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


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