Kakilambe is a mask-dance of the Baga-people that live in the coastal area of Guinea. Origianally it was played on the Baga-drums that are simalar to the djembe.

Kakilambe is a very important mask of the Baga people, that appears only once a year. The spirit of the Kakilambe is revered as the protector against evil entities. He appears to make important declarations about the present and the future.


Learnt from Chris Rowbury who learnt it from Betsy Sansby

Kakilambe, Kakilambe, Kakilambe, Kakilambe

Kakilambe ke kombe kakilambe ke kombe

Maye mo maye mo mama maye mo kakilambe kekombe

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