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An easy method, accessible to all, that allows you to learn the technique of ka and all the rhythms of gwoka.

It uses two forms of writing. The first uses letters and the second signs are inspired by the ka itself.

It has a proven track record and is used by many teachers.



A technique for those who master their instrument. It allows you to play the rhythms while allowing you to hear mawkaj phrases. Thus one has the impression to hear two drums.


Boulamawkaj requires great rigor.

Practical method of reading and rhythmic writing

Musical reading allows you to play complex and long rhythmic parts.

It allows better management of sounds in space and time, while respecting a color specific to Guadeloupe.

Ganm a gwoka
(Scales of gwoka)

The history of the scales tells us that the pentatonic scale is by far,

the oldest.

Some musicologists think that it is more than 40,000 years old, av. J. - C., and that all the musics of the world are thus coming from this pentatonic range.


The major and minor ranges, they, exist only since 3-4 centuries.


The gwoka does not escape the rule, it comes directly from the pentatonic system.

Moreover, it offers within it all the evolution of music over 40,000 years.


Christian DAHOMAY, in his latest book "Ganm a gwoka" (gwoka scales), shows this evolution over only about fifty years, through works of the tradition, and how the songs passed of the pentatonic scales (music modal) to the major and minor scales (tonal music).


He embellishes his subject with many traditional gwoka songs.


He also proposes, in a second time, a whole series of exercises which will make it possible to control the pentatonic scales in the gwoka.


This document is voluminous, it represents 47 years of research that it puts at the service of all.