LUGH HARRISON
Art of Joy

Books:

Available:
- Iniké Djembé - Rhythms from Guinea
- Iniké Djembé - Solos & Variations Part 1
- Iniké Djembé - Solos & Variations Part 2
- Iniké Djembé - Solos & Variations Part 3 - Dununbas


Book Order: See below


Iniké Djembé - Rhythms from Guinea

Cover Iniké Djembé - Rhythms from Guinea


- 1st English edition
- 63 rhythms, 38 of them with intro
- with many beautiful pictures from Guinea
- 136 colored pages in Din A4 format, ca. 620 grams
25 € plus shipping costs





Iniké Djembé - Rhythms from Guinea, is a treasure of the musical culture of West Africa. We present 63 rhythms, with detailed information on tradition and history, both of the individual rhythms and of culture and tradition itself. The rhythms are sorted by festivals and customs.
38 of these rhythms are presented with an intro, for the rhythm "Kono Najiri" there are even 2 different intros.
For all rhythms at least 2, sometimes even 3 djembé accompaniment parts are notated, and of course the parts of the three bass drums, as well as the respective signals.
Billy Nankouma Konaté talks in detail about his life with music and about the traditions of his homeland. Having grown up in Guinea and trained on the drums of his homeland, he has a tremendous knowledge of Malinké culture and djembé music. Working with him is a great pleasure and enrichment!

Iniké Djembé - Solos & Variations Part 1

Cover Iniké Djembé - Solos & Variations Part 1


- 1st english edition
- 21 solos for the djembé & many variations and echauffements on the bass drums
- with great pictures from Guinea
- 46 colored pages in Din A4 format, ca. 210 grams
25 € plus shipping costs

We present in this book solos for the djembé and variations on the bass drums for the following chapters from "Iniké Djembé - Rhythms from Guinea":
- Chapter 1 - Agriculture - Kassa Rhythms
- Chapter 3 - Rhythms calling the female dancers
- Chapter 4 - Rhythms for girls

Iniké Djembé - Solos & Variations Part 2

Cover Iniké Djembé - Solos & Variations Part 2


- 1st edition
- 26 solos for the djembé & many variations and echauffements on the bass drums
- with great pictures from Guinea
- 46 colored pages in Din A4 format, ca. 210 grams
25 € plus shipping costs

We present in this book solos for the djembé and variations on the bass drums for the following chapters from "Iniké Djembé - Rhythms from Guinea":
- Chapter 5 - Initiation - The Soliba Festival
- Chapter 6 - Wedding
- Chapter 7 - Voodoo
- Chapter 8 - Kings
- Chapter 9 - Professions
- Chapter 10 - Other festivals & masks

Iniké Djembé - Solos & Variations Part 3 - Dununbas

Cover Iniké Djembé - Solos & Variations Part 3 - Dununbas



- 10 solos for the djembé & many variations and echauffements on the bass drums
- plus 7 Dununbas, which are not in the main book
- with great pictures from Guinea
- 45 colored pages in Din A4 format, ca. 210 grams
- 25 € plus shipping costs

We present in this book solos for the djembé and variations on the bass drums for the following chapters from "Iniké Djembé - Rhythms from Guinea":
- Chapter 2 - Dununbas - Dance of the strong men

Because the Dununbas are somewhat special, and their solos and variations follow somewhat different customs, we dedicate a separate solo book to this chapter.

Book Order:

Just send me a short mail, I need the following information from you:
- Name and address
- Which book in which quantity

In return you will get a mail with the bank details and the total costs for book/books and shipping costs. After receipt of payment the book will be sent to the post office.

For each book a donation of 1 € goes to the Brücken nach Guinea e.V. association.

© 2013 by Theo


© 2013 by Theo


I self-publish the books, so ordering is not as quick, but there is personal contact.

contact
Billy Nankouma Konaté


A few years ago I was on the phone with Billy Nankouma and told him how many rhythms I had learned from him over the years. We were both amazed at how much material had accumulated, so I spontaneously asked him if we shouldn't make a book out of it - the result now consists of a "main book" in which we present you 63 rhythms from Guinea, 38 of them with intro, and three other books about solos for the djembé and variations for the bass drums, matching the rhythms in the first book.

Billy Nankouma Konaté

More information about Billy Nankouma Konaté as well as workshops and concerts can be found on his homepage:
www.billykonate.com


Sympathetic and with a lot of sensitivity, Billy Nankouma understands how to convey the music and culture of his homeland, and learning is simply fun with him.
Also as a musician I can only recommend him, playing with him is pleasant and uncomplicated.
And when I listen to him, I hear pure Africa - dusty, colorful, full of life... and actually not to be put into words...
Iniké Billy Nankouma!



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