Sinte

Sinte (Nalou Fate) is a rhythm that's played with celebrations by the Nalou people, around the Boke-region in Guinea. Origianally it's played on vry large krins. Malick mails: "According to M'Bemba Bangoura, the Nalou sometimes play a very large single krin, with 3 people playing the one instrument in unison." Onno van Tongeren mentions these krin are a meter wide and 60 to 80 centimeter in diameter. Adam Klein mails: "Sinte is about a boy and girl who weren't allowed to be lovers and the girl jumped into the ocean. That, I believe, is what the leaping motion in the dance is about. I had heard that it means "jump in the fire" but that's not what it means in the language of the people the dance comes from. That name of the girl might have been Sinte, but I can't swear to it"Adam Klein. An example of this rhythm transferred t djembe and doundoun can be found on the Wali CD from M'Bemba Bangoura.

WAP-pages / Paul Nas / Last changed at 23-02-2009



Call 1
T T T . T T . S . S S . S S . . .
f r l . l r . f . r l . l r . . .

Call 2
T . T T . T T . S . S S . S S .
f . r l . r l . f . r l . r l .

Call 3
T . T T . T . T T . T T . T . .
f . r l . l . l r . r l . l . .

Kenkeni A
O . . . C . . . O O . . C . . .
x . x . x . x . x x . x x . x .

Kenkeni B
O O . . C . . . O O . . C . . .
x x . x x . x . x x . x x . x .

Kenkeni C
O O . . O O . . O O . . O O . .
x x . x x x . x x x . x x x . x

Sangban
C . . . O . O . C . . . O . O .
x . x . x . x . x . x . x . x .
x x . x x . x . x x . x x . x .

Dun Dun
O O . o . . . . . . . o . . . o
x x . x . x x . x x . x . x . x

Dun Dun variation 1
O O . O O O . O O O . O O O . O
x x . x x x . x x x . x x x . x

Dun Dun variation 2
O O . . . . . . . . . O O . O .
x x . x x . x . x x . x x . x .

Dun Dun variation 3
O O . O O . . O O . . O O . . O
x x . x x x . x x x . x x x . x

Dun Dun variation 4
O O . . . . . . . . . . O . O .
x x . x x . x . x x . x x . x .

Combination Kenkeni, Sangban and Dun Dun
k . . . . . . . . O O . . . . . .
S . . . . O . O . . . . . O O . .
D O O . O . . . . . . . O . . . O
x x . x x . x . x x . x x x . x

Djembé 1
T T . S B . S . B . . S B . S .
r l . l r . r . r . . l r . r .

Djembé 2
B . . . B . . . T T . T T . . .
r . . . r . . . r l . l r . . .

B . . . B . . . B . . . T T . .
r . . . r . . . r . . . r l . .

Djembé 3
T T . S . B S . B . S S . B S .
r l . l . l r . r . r l . l r .

Djembé 4
T T . . T . T . T T . . B . . .
r l . . r . r . r l . . r . . .

Djembé 5
T T S S . . S S T T S S . . S S
r l r l . . r l r l r l . . r l

Djembé 6
S . . S T T T T S . . S T T T T
r . . l r l r l r . . l r l r l

Break 1 (all duns)
O O . O . O . . O O . O . O . . O
x x . x . x x . x x . x . x x . x

O O . O O O . O O O . O O O . O
x x . x x x . x x x . x x x . x


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