Wula Playalong Series Vol. 4 - Sorsonet (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.
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.
Sorsonet is a rhythm from Boke. In Boke you have Baga, Nalo, and Landouma - Sorsonet is from the Baga. Sorsonet is a very traditional rhythm to celebrate masks - dancers wear special costumes, and the people play to come together and to have fun. There are many masks for different occasions and each village has different masks. The way it is played here is like they play in the city (Conakry, in the ballet). It's important to remember that the Baga people do not use dundun, sangban, and kenkeni - those are Malinke drums. Many rhythms like Sorsonet were adapted to the djembe/dundun ensemble by the ballets in the city.