I'm not a djembe expert but as far as I know it literally means 'player', as in Djembefola or balafola or I guess saxfola...hee,hee...
Michel wrote:but as my teacher during that workshop told me (it was Sega Sidibé): even a baby speaks! Luckily directly after that he said we were more like infants....
- Foli: rhythmAdam wrote:What is then the meaning of these
Are you sure? As far as I understood it N' ye is 1st person present, N' ka is 1st person past and N' be (or N' di) is 1st person future tense. I know there are big regional variations though (i.e. the use of 'di' in Faranah but 'be' in Kankan).bops wrote:I speak Maninka would be 'Ne be Maninka kan fo'
I play jembe would be 'Ne be jembe fo'
'Ne ye' is first person, past tense. 'Ne ye Bamana kan fo' means I spoke Bamana.
That is the most wonderful thing I've ever heard a one one say about the djembe...Michel wrote:Fola means the person who lets the instrument speak. So not only the 'player'of an instrument, but a lot more. A djembéfola is somebody who talks through his djembé. Beautifull, isn't it?