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Kantara Sakho demonstrates a rootsy rendition of Sunu under a tree with his baye fall apprentice in Malicounda, near Mbour, Senegal.

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  • Kantara is originally from Kaarta, and so is this rhythm.
  • He uses a lot of basses in the rhythm. This is typical of oldstyle Sunu. There’s actually a dundun part for Sunu that lines up with these basses, too.

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Kantara plays around with an important Sunu phrase that Abdoul Doumbiya calls “the ancient call for Sunu”. One example is at 3:19 in the video.[/su_tab]


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