A welcoming-rhythm and song of the Konyanka-people of Guinea. To the Beyla-and Nzerekore-area, (situated partly in Guinea partly in the Ivory Coast) there was once a Malinke-migration. The Malinke mixed with the local people here and formed the Konianka (,Konya, Konyagui or Manian, as the Malinke say) who now speak a Malinke-dialect.
Siwe is also used in honour of a personality.
Click this link to download a pdf notation Siwe Notation
Here are the individual parts as Soundcloud audio files with full ensemble at the end.
Solo parts will follow.
Here is a version I recorded at a Studio in Glasgow which has a lot of improvisational stuff going on too. Hope you enjoy.