Posts by Tag: malinke
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.
A melodic tribute and study guide
Music Feb 18 2022
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.