Posts by Tag: malinke

Behind the Music

Sorsornet and Faama Denké

Music, Anthropology Jun 20

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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Kedjula Kanin

A melodic tribute and study guide

Music Feb 18

The song “Kedjula Kanin” appears on Mamady Keïta’s album, Mandeng Djara, and features an exquisite arrangement and performance. Here is my own recording and study guide to the accompanying song, featuring flute, ngoni, and calabash. Includes Malinké lyrics and English translation.

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