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(Kaki Lambe, etc)

Cultural Context

Sound Samples


R Clark (editor)
M Wall (editor)

ADR (wav)
NP Exchange (dbf)

ADR (practice cd)
Cross Reference

Djembe Boom

J & V
Lars Bjornfot
Larry Morris

NP Exchange

Note! Many of the above references have moved to new locations:
R Clark , M Wall / Cross Reference , WAP , Djembe Boom , ADR

The notation for this rhythm may consist of parts, signals, breaks and solos.
You are welcome to add anything that makes this notation more complete!

You are also welcome to suggest additional links for the external resource section above!

Djembe b-tts-bt-ts-
Djembe b-b-b--s-ts->
> b---s--t-ts-
Djembe s-tt-ss-tt-s
Bass D-D-D--S-S-->
> B---S--S-S--
Bell H-H-H-HH-HH-
Signal rtttt-rtttt-

The above combination of parts for Kakilambe is taken from African Drum Rhythms Practice CD 4. Note the long parts notated on two lines. The djembe part can replace the bass part if you donīt have any bass drums. The third djembe part will change the feel of the rhythm whenever it is played, and should be used with caution. The bell part makes the bass part quite easy to play. There are also more advanced variations. The signal is a variation of the more common signal for most six count rhythms. Very easy to recognise for beginners!
Lennart Hallstrom, Sweden <lennart.hallstrom@djembe.net>
Visit my website at: www.djembe.net

Break rtttt-tt-t--
Bell h-h-h-hh-h-h
Djembe b-tts-bt-ts-
Bass b-b-b--s-s--
Djembe s-tt-ss-tt-s
Djembe b-b-b--s-ts->
> b---s--t-ts-
Djembe s-tt-ss-tt-s

As I understand this is an American version of a Guinean rhythm as taught by Senegalese! It does not bother me too much, really, I love it!
R Clark, Gainesville, FL, USA <clark@acceleration.net>
Visit my website at: http://www.acceleration.net/clark

(The above notation is the lastest entry!)

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