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Mini-Guinea Singapore, Sep 2010, Day 8-9 by michi on Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:32 am
The intermediate group learned two rhythms. The first one was Sewa (which I believe Mamady created himself—I missed the start of the session, so I have no background info on it). The rhythm has a distinct Ivory Coast feel to it. The dunduns are played upright without bells, and the accompaniments are similar to Bete and Begbe (both from Ivory Coast). The second rhythm was Kotedjuga. (It's called Kotedjuga in Guinea and Koredjuga in Mali.)
Mamady improvised to Kotedjuga at the end of the session. Here is a recording.
The advanced group worked on Mamady's solo technique for Soliwulen. Most people were struggling severely with the last two techniques, which require precise micro-timing to sound right.
Mamady improvised to Soliwulen, which was a treat. You can listen to it here.
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