RHD Dunun Set


Doundounba, Kenkeni, and Sangban are the three dunun that make up the West African Bass Drum ensemble.

  • The kenkeni is the smallest of the three and has a higher pitch; it is used mainly to keep time.
  • The sangban is the middle sized drum that is thought of as defining the rhythm, usually a bit more complex than the kenkeni.
  • The doundounba is the largest and provides a deep bass. This is the foundation to the rhythm.

Bolokada Conde (Djembefola from Conakry, Guinea) has said that the doundounba is the power, the kenkeni is the information, and the sangban ties/knits them together

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