thanx for that, didn't know that. I knew that Nansady's mother's name is Dyuba (Djouba), but I didn't know she's a Konaté (shame on me d;-) ).
Yes, Nansady has grown and learned in the village (Famoudou wasn't his teacher, he had already left), Famoudou's sons have grown in CKY. It was Fodé who spent more time in Sangbarala than the others and it's Billy who's interested most in the village style by now.
concerning Dyagba: they still play the "old version" in Sangbarala, even if it has changed a little bit.
it's /x ssb x b s x x / now (s=sangban, b=dundunBa), I saw it 3 weeks ago. I dont really recognize you're notation, is it possible that you turned it around (1st pulsation=3rd pulsation)?
Babila and Baro version is completely different (here again the Fissadou version http://www.youtube.com/user/mamadykamar ... D9dfhvZrbA
). And they play madan, too, for the dyagba/mamaya fêtes.
Sankaranba is a (special) dundunba. As you said, it's a rhythm to honour the little girl that is a kind of symbol of the barati during one big fête and who's family has to cook for the baratis.
Strange that they played it for Mamaya, what is a fête for women (mostly a "groupe fête" - laden tolon, women organized in small groups who use to party together). But there can be special Mamayas for big fêtes, for election parties or marriages. The Babila and Koumana Sankaranba (I think Baro and some more villages, too) is what is known as "donaba".
The barati dont change every 2 years, each generation stays for 5 years at least. last change in Sangbarala was in 2006. Sanankörö (neighbour village) changed two weeks ago.
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