Kadan comes from the Mandinka tradition in Guinea, West Africa. Kadan is referred to as a "Dunumba" rhythm played for "Bilakoro" boys who dance wearing liana bracelets on their ankles that rattle as they move. "Bilakoro" are boys who are not yet considered men.
History and song lyrics
Kadan - Famadou Konaté from "Malinké Rhythms and Song" album 1999