Traditional Ethnic Group: Malinke
All over Guinea
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About this rhythm
The rhythm Soli accompanies the rituals of initiation and circumcision for boys, as well as girls.
Contrary to what one may observe in Conakry, in the countryside, one never hears the rhythm without the appropriate fundamental rituals.
Even though circumcision is often done in the hospital today, the rhythm still marks the transition to adulthood.
The change of rhythm from the slow to the fast part depends on which song is sung.
When the slow Soli(Soli Lent) is played, the old people may dance, too.
Aiti iwuliba Dembati iti wuliba soli bara se
Aiti iwuli ba, aiti iwuli ba soli bara se
Get up, mothers of the children!
the Soli is about to come.