Posts by Tag: dunun

Behind the Music

Sorsornet and Faama Denké

Music, Anthropology Jun 20 2022

A detailed look at the classic Mande song Faama Denké and the Baga rhythm, Sorsornet. Includes drum notation, sheet music, lyrics and translations.

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Dance of the Strong Men

Music, Anthropology Feb 2 2022

The dununba is an event that belongs to a family of about thirty rhythms and dances, aptly referred to as “the dance of the strong men.” These are day-long feats of endurance by the strongest men of the village.

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