For example , the " Madingo dance " ( 2:33 ) remembers me somewhat of Yamama , not exactly from the patterns , but from the overall style and speed .
Interestingly , while searching for rhythms from the neighbouring countries , I found some other similar pieces to Yamama from Sierra Leone and Guina-Bissau .
Maybe that´s not so much of a coincidence , because I just found this link which says :
( Not sure though if the info about the ethnic group is correct , because here at this forum some other name has been given ... Or maybe it´s an alternate name for the same ethnic group ... Well , I think , for the moment , that is how far I would go with the investigations , maybe someone else can clear this out ... )" Yamama is a rhythm from the Temne people in on the border of Sierra Leon and
http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/dj ... sage/21201 -
Then at min 6:00 , the Duns sound quite similar to Kuku , but I am not sure about the dance ....
When I have some more time , I will post some of the other videos I found .
Ps: Anyway , I found some more info on Yamama
http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/dj ... sage/21227
Yamama does come from the border region of Guinea and Sierra Leone, in
a place called Samou. But my sources from Samou told me it is
Mandenyi, not Temne. They are a small ethnic group who have
intermarried so widely with the Susu and Temne that soon they will no
longer be a distinct group.