Kassa for Monkey, 02007/04/02

Kassa djembe patterns for Shiko gig @ Monkey Bar, April 2nd 02007.

Start with dun-duns only, then call and into…

Pre-kassa (?)

S.S Stt
r.l rrl

Then call and straight in to…

Kassa 1

TTSS ..SS TTSS B.Sb
rlrl ..rl rlrl r.rl

Kassa 2

B.BS .S.B B.B. TT.B
r.rl .l.l r.r. rl.l

Kassa 3 (?)

S.BS .BS. B.TT T...
r.rl .lr. r.rl r...

Kassa break 1: ABAC DBDC SSTK

A S.BB .S.B B.S. BB..
f.rl .f.r l.f. rl..
B S..S ..S. ..TT B...
r..l ..r. ..rl r...
C S..S ..S. TTTT B...
r..l ..r. rlrl r...
D BTTB TTBT TBTT B...
rlrl rlrl rlrl r...
S TTSS SSSS SSSS SSSS
rlrl rlrl rlrl rlrl
T TTSS SSSS SSSS S...
rlrl rlrl rlrl r...
K T.TT .T.T T.SS S...
f.rl .r.l r.rl r...

Kassa break 2: XMXMY where M is main rhythm

X S..S ..S. S..S ..S.
r..l ..r. l..r ..l.
Y S..S ..S. S..S ..S.
S..S ..S. S.2. 3.4.

Patterns transcribed from the scribblings in my notebook and Paul Nas’ West-African Percussion Pages.

One Response to “Kassa for Monkey, 02007/04/02”

  1. May 25th, 2007 | 3:49 pm

    Fantastic – just what I needed. Thanks!! For once, I might know what is going on!