Keiko

Main Rhythm:

>120bpm 4/4 || 1 & 2 &  | 3 & 4 &  | 1 & 2 &  | 3 & 4 &  ||
               rl r l l   r rlr  l   r rl   l   r rlr
Djembe 1    || OO.S.O.S | O.SSS..B | O.SS...B | O.SSS... ||
               r..lr.rl   r..lr.rl
Djembe 2    || S..SS.OO | S..SS.OO ||
Bell 1      || xx.xx.x. | x.x.x.x. ||
+Kenkeni    || KK..k... | k...k... ||
Bell 2      || x.xx.xx. | x.xx.xx. | x.xx.x.x | x.x.x.x. ||
+Sangban    || ......G. | G..g..G. | G....G.. | G...G... ||
Bell 3 (=2) || x.xx.xx. | x.xx.xx. | x.xx.x.x | x.x.x.x. ||
+Dununba    || ........ | ........ | ...D...D | ..D...D. ||


Djembe 2 is a widely-used traditional accompaniment that Mamady described
as 'rhythm populaire', and dates from the 13th Century.

Bell 1 can be remembered as: "Who wants to play this funky music?"
Bells 2 and 3 are identical - here's our phrase to remember them by:
 "Have some apricots, have some apricots, have some toast and a lovely cuppa."
The interlocking Sangban and Dununba take turns playing the Bell notes.
The Sangban begins with "My true love exists" from Kuku.
The Dununba is silent until "toast".


Intro:

Count       || 1 & 2 &  | 3 & 4 &  | 1 & 2 &  | 3 & 4 &  ||
Djembes     || OO.S.O.S | O.SSS..B | O.SS...B | O.SSS... || x2, then:

Djembes     || OO.S.O.S | O.SSS.SS | SS.S.S.S | S.S.S... || x2 with Dun Duns:
Bells       || ........ | ......xx | xx.x.x.x | x.x.x... ||
Kenkeni     || ........ | ......KK | KK.K.K.K | K.K.K... ||
Sangban     || ........ | ......GG | GG.G.G.G | G.G.G... ||
Dununba     || ........ | ......DD | DD.D.D.D | D.D.D... ||

The Intro starts without Signal, and is the same as Djembe 1 played twice,
and then repeated twice with a different ending, joined by all Dun Duns.
Then we hit the Main Rhythm.

The end of the Intro is then used as a Break to go into the singing:


Break section:

Count       || 1 & 2 &  | 3 & 4 &  | 1 & 2 &  | 3 & 4 &  ||
Djembe call || o.OO.O.O | O.SSS... || + then everyone answers together with:
Djembe resp ||   over   |       SS | SS.S.S.S | S.S.S... ||
Bell respons||   Main   |       xx | xx.x.x.x | x.x.x... ||
Duns respons||  Rhythm  |       DD | DD.D.D.D | D.D.D... ||

The song enters, soon accompanied by the drums playing the Main Rhythm.

Song:

Call           Fanta bori ni keiko
Response       Eh dji kalamanda le kei di eh

The song is sung by young girls teasing each other: "Fanta chases after men."
The other girls' response is a warning not to do so, since
"Men are like a boiling cauldron!" :-)


The Ending is the same Break, but adds a flammed slap onto the end:

Ending:

Count       || 1 & 2 &  | 3 & 4 &  | 1 & 2 &  | 3 & 4 &  ||
Djembe call || o.OO.O.O | O.SSS... || + then everyone answers together with:
Djembe resp ||   over   |       SS | SS.S.S.S | S.S.S.s. ||
Bell respons||   Main   |       xx | xx.x.x.x | x.x.x.X. ||
Duns respons||  Rhythm  |       DD | DD.D.D.D | D.D.D.D. ||


Key to notation

(c) New African drum rhythm composed (in neo-traditional Guinean style) in 2007 by Mamady Keita as part of his "Evolution Of The Djembe", taught at his teachers' workshop in High Wycombe, England on 2008-05-23, and featured on his CD "Mandeng Djara".
(notated by Malcolm Smith during the class, and Intro+Song added on 2008-06-23, from Mamady's CD)