Traditional Ethnic Group: Manian
Forest Guinea, Ivoly Coast

Dunun Set
Dununba only
Kenkeni only
Sangban only

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About this rhythm
Today, Kuku is a popular rhythm played at all kinds of festivals, including full moon celebrations.
Kuku is a women’s dance performed in a circle.

Originally, Kuku was played when the women came back from fishing.
They would take their fishing tools and dance.

The rhythm was only played on djembes, and one of the three was low-tuned instead of using dunun.

Oh iya! I te kuku fo n’nye.
Oh iya! I te kuku fo n’nye.

Oh yeah! Play Kuku for me!