- Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:24 am #27911
Although it is not strictly traditional to play dunun rhythms on the bolon, the instrument does lend itself to doing so. Often when I'd be sitting around with Toumani he'd start playing random stuff and I'd often recognized the rhythm. The most impressive ones for me were his interpretations of the strong man rhythms so I asked him if I could film his versions of Kon and Denmusoni Kelen. He also does Bolokonondo, Gbada, you name it. As with all the videos there are some funny bloopers (when he knocks off the kse kse) but I think they add to the character.