Other west African instruments, like balafon, ngoni etc.
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By djembefeeling
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I really like the krin. But, unfortunately, there is only one rhythm I know a couple of patterns for. I put it in percussion studio so you can hear it.
It would be nice if you could also share some nice patterns you know about...
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By Rhythm House Drums
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I've heard sorsonet played with a krin substituting the main djembe part... SssStt

I'd think most djembe rhythms can be converted to krin if you are just looking for phrases to practice, but I don't know a lot about it myself.

I love that middle video from above. I've watched it a few times.
By neuroanimal
#30006
Krin (kolokolo, kelen) is like a telephone. Such slit drums are extraordinary and amazing instruments. Rhythms on log drums are very old as the culture of the tribes which used them for communication between villages.

Later I will try to write for you quiet complex pattern on krin for rhythm Söli des Manían, which I've learned in Guinea.
As for now you can look on its context and other patterns:
http://www.paulnas.eu/wap/solimani.html
http://www.djembedirect.com/item/Soli_des_Manian
http://www.rocherouge.fr/djembe/soli_de ... _slow.html
videos/mamady-playing-soli-des-manian-p ... t2693.html

Regarding other krin rhythms, please look on some examples from the Internet:

A)
slit drums and log drums exist in many parts of the World, but especially in Africa
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lokole
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ekwe
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slit_drum

A0)
Congo-Leopoldville (Congo-Kinshasa), Congo-Brazzaville
collection of old photographs with slit drums
http://africamusica2.skynetblogs.be/tag/tambour

A1)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjJ8IoFuDvs
It is lesson from Michael Markus. I do not recognise this patterns.
I have somewhere its notation transcribed (after quite long analysis).

A2)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xARIn906qFs
And here we have Dante Calore lesson. It sounds simple.
Acompaniaments are described as Kuku & Mané.

More about the Mané:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Rh5lNgUVwY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5z9IXBJefc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InZT7fROJS0
videos/bangourake-mane-t2394.html
videos/susu-rhythms-t1475.html
Some claim that it is Soussou (Susu) rhythm, other that it is from Mane/Manneh ethnic group.
Probably I haven't heard about Mane people before, but I have known such tribes as Mano/Manon and Manian/Konianke both from Guinea-Foreste region. Anyway according to article from the Wikipedia, there existed such group in the past.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mane_people
Instead of Mane I've heard also about Mene Doueomia, ritual of the Koloko, "mothers" for Mano(n) people.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGPMps4QRFU
They have also Zere dance of the chimpanzees with body movements identical as in Afro-Brazilian Capoeira (Corta Capim, Macaco em Pé, Macaquinho, Aú Rolê).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YXub0T3-Qs

My note about the Coucou (Kuku):
There are at least two traditions: Kuku des Maoka, and Kuku des Manían.
Also near of the N'zerekore city, 7 miles from it towards Yomou, it is a Kelema village. There exist old dance called Keikei (with knives and acrobatic girls) of the Mano/Manon people. They have a lot of rhythms on log drums.
Similar tradition have Guere people (see link below) and other forest people of the region. Some similarities can be seen in Mendianyi dances of Kankan area.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eO7vxfTO-wk

Guro, Dan, Mano (Manon) people are closely related to themselves, being all (also with Manding, Soninke and Kpelle) Mandé (Manden) people.
Their neighbours are the Guéré (Guere, Gere) people, speaking language from Kru claster.
Not far from them there are also Kissi (Kisi) people, speaking language from Limba-Mel cluster.

A3)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4YmjvP0D6U
This is presentation of Kalani instruments, including their slit drums.

B)
Vanuatu, Tahiti, and other Pacific islands are like small Africas. They preserved many old traditions.

B0)
Vanuatu:
slit drum from Ambrym Island
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mytripsmypics/4475817277/
ghost slit drum from Malekula Island
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mytripsmypics/1369359285/
other slit drums
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xCc_pnqUGE

B1)
Tahiti
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2gzc0nx ... A511350AB1

Drumming on phone:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iazyj1-aa88
Good group:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-28KGquV7Xc

Below you have links to some rhythms on Tahitian toere log drum:

Toma (there is such ethnic group in Guinea, in Liberia known as Loma)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmSi1oiW7IA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhRWCNBukAQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bupe6L7yKk4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUxdyGUL75g

Otamu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yopMQJzasFI

Otea te
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QULKxy5SQL4

Takoto
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXN8RcmSLwM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Nvw__Fv1d8

Hitoto
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ug9RC_-2jiQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yjm0iRphyCk

Puarata
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pROIOOUhZ1Q
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMcbcAREE30

Faaruru
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2jCKgZ-UkY

Faahee
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFlG49ikUlk

Pahae
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55MAyEvUy-w
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNg5ejqpvQk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFRe8BiqirY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LB-Fawhw-k
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXj9UkgS3b8

Paea
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAXeWx6DKhg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wz-Z85_QcVw

Ueue
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aim0rdWJzMg

Marae
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Osa30DxlRhI

Hiro
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeKldKqz_JU

O Nina
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIvi8HIsd4c

Bora Bora
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoQKC6I_Y-M
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHoeuRl_uvU

Vahine Tahiti
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4w8OFdjgPY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tzXRgLJhlo

Samba
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSCJBU_Jgcc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmAEiWRzS7A

more rhythms from Tahiti
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5lnt_SDiRY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4Ykq7SxhPs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c14Giadx_sQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhiym9r7JNQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddOpVFqnvOk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oG0Rgdb5FhU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvmMunWoGC0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=at7PzrYeSOc

B2)
Salomon islanders and their log drums including Hauharii
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6-NuFqBJdg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dB0y3mo6oJs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mdI04yvp68

B3)
Cook Islands -- Rakahanga & Manihiki styles
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMEG76YFxxM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PA3enrp_OY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQ6m3YJ9ofM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCqCUsV27yg
with dance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQin3x3XHJI

B4)
Samoa
with shell horns
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26MdiydsBDE
with fire dance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73OGSGD9_Co

B5)
Rarotonga
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dElXziixs20
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gWIWONYdbA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRhteBdtimk

C)
There are also bamboo slit drums, existing on Pacific islands, and on Caribbean islands (Cubans call it cata, it may be related to Congo-Angola traditions).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bl25qNJIe-g&t=6m30s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcpgwzwT-t8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yt0J8sLgXmA

D)
I have observed on Roume island (Îles de Loos) in Guinea the tourists from Arab countries which were very enthiusiastic about music on slit drum, but they were not happy about djembe/dunun music.
I don't know if there is similar tradition of drumming in any of Arab countries, but Mid East Mfg Inc. has made this clip:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdjKExv7oA0

E)
old tribe of Naga in India have one of the biggest log drums in the World
http://limalenden.wordpress.com/2010/01 ... -nagaland/