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Kakilambe Unmasked

Kakilambe is a masked dance from the Baga people, who live in the lower Guinea region of West Africa. The brief story behind this rhythm is that the Kakilambe serves as an oracle that provides information about the well-being of the village and forest to its inhabitants.

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More Fun With Fanga

This is a continuation of my last lesson that will bring us a bit deeper into a drum-set adaptation for the popular West African piece known as fanga. Learn each measure of Exs. 1–4 one at a time, and then begin combining the measures with each other.