The dununs

The Dununs (Dumdums or Dunduns) are traditionally played alongside the djembe and some African dances and serve as a basis for many African rhythms.

Dununs are said to be the basis of rhythm.

This family of instruments includes:
          the Kenkeni, Kinkeni or Kenkesereni (acute), whose name is a distortion of the original name Kenseréni, the K...

The Dununs (Dumdums or Dunduns) are traditionally played alongside the djembe and some African dances and serve as a basis for many African rhythms.

Dununs are said to be the basis of rhythm.

This family of instruments includes:
          the Kenkeni, Kinkeni or Kenkesereni (acute), whose name is a distortion of the original name Kenseréni, the Kenken being the bell that is played with.
          the Sangban (medium),
          the Doundounba, Dounoumba or Dunumba (grave), whose name simply means big drum.

The kenkesereni (kenkeni being a small bell) gives the polyrhythmic tempo, the sangban gives the melody, while the doundounba responds to either the sangban, the solo djembe or even marks the dance.
It is often by kenkeni that begins the learning of future djembefola (djembe players).

Like our djembes, the wood used for dununs are dried for several years.
They are also cut in several stages, first drilling and roughing, then the finishes are done several months later.


The linké, gwénè and ménéa (white wood) are generally available.

Chopsticks are always provided when buying dununs.

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