Wula Playalong Series Vol. 1 - Sofa (Wula Online)

The nature of this project is to enable the student to develop their solo technique by learning isolated phrases played by each featured artist. Login to your Wula Account to stream or download all your Wula media any time.

  • Sofa Original Solo - Slow (sample)

     

    Sofa Playalong Solo - Slow (sample)

     

    Sofa Playalong Solo - Fast (sample)

     

  • Wula Playalong Series: Play with the Masters

    The nature of this project is to enable the student to develop their solo technique by learning isolated phrases played by each featured artist. We've chosen versions of each rhythm that are practical for the playalong experience. Some rhythms have parts like the bass djembe (Part 3) included - this may be considered a ‘Ballet’ or ‘Dance Class' version and may not be part of the traditional ensemble. Be sure to listen to the background introduction for each rhythm to understand where it's coming from.

    Sofa comes from the Malinke ethnic group in Faranah, Guinea. The rhythm Sofa is played for the soldiers of the village who protect the king. Besides these djembe and dundun parts, Sofa is also played with other instruments: The bolon (a big calabash with three strings), and tama (talking drum). It can be played with just a bolon and a single djembe playing the first accompaniment part.