Kuku - New parts ?
Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:15 am
Are these Kuku parts ? I never heard these except the 3rd which I learnt starting from the base.
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b...b...t.t.tt.. 1...2...3...4... ........^.......
I know it the same way.I have heard part 1, but not quite as he plays it. The version I know (from Epizo Bangoura, among others) is:
Ok I know that one too, tu.tu_ta.tu.tu.ta, first time I saw it I thought he was saying 2 tones and 4 slaps.Part 2 is a traditional Kuku part, but only what he describes as the "variation". It starts on the 1 with the pair of tones.
One of my teachers, Isaac "Tuza" Afutu, is from Ghana. He continuously laments that there are "djembes everywhere". On his tour to Ghana each year (highly recommended, BTW), he makes it a point to teach traditional Ghanaian rhythms, such kpanlogo, patcha, and kakachufa on treshi (kpanlogo) drums as well as Malinke rhythms. And, man, when skilled players hammer these out, they are every bit as powerful and captivating as the Malinke music.Paul wrote:but US and UK tourists are demanding djembe, I know 2 kpanalogo masters who get them to bring over MK instructional videos because this is what tourists expect. Its sad alright cus kpanalogo is wicked...
Yes, same here. He hardly bills himself as a newcomer in the YouTube presentation though, and his website indicates that he doesn't consider himself a newcomer, but a teacher.bops wrote:Normally I would give props to a newcomer for posting a video of his or herself showing what they've learned so far, in the context of gathering feedback and constructive criticism.
I know them as planibala, from the Forest Region of Guinea. Bubudi mentioned that they go by other names as well. (I've been looking for more info on these drums and their history, but haven't been able to find anything beyond the name planibala.)here is a pict about the drums i'm talkin about ... Djobi called them Topanoes ????
can you reference a recording in which FK uses this technique? ttrack number and min/sec please if you can.bubudi wrote:i have never heard them called 'topanoes'.
i do know that dr. djobi teaches a particular slap that we discussed in another thread, which he calls 'topalo'. the sound is in between a slap and a tone and it's a very distinctive sound, with some overtones to it. the topalo sound is central to a number of rhythms of the gouro people in the ivory coast (e.g. zaouli). some others that play that sound well include mamady keita, famoudou konate, nansady keita, thomas guei, petit adama diarra, mohamed diaby, mahiri edwards-keita and fode bangoura.