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Mendiani : Adama Coulibaly

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If you haven't seen this yet, watch it now! Adama plays an awesome rendition of Mendiani in Kangaba, Mali. We like this video because: Kangaba is in the heart of Mande. This video shows a "Mali version" of Mend...

N’Gri : Seydou Balo, Drissa Kone

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Seydou Balo and Drissa Kone play Ngri in Bamako. They each solo with their own unique style. We like this video because: Seydou and Drissa both play with their own unique style. It's nice to see the contrast. ...

Suku, Madan : Drissa Kone, Sedou Balo

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Drissa Kone and Sedou Balo have fun warming up before a ceremony in Bamako. What a team! We like this video because: Contrast. These guys have really different styles. In Suku, we can learn a lot from watching...

Madan : Madou Sako

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Ahhh.. Madou Sako. Really tasty and melodic stuff in this video. He starts clowning around a bit toward the middle of the video and then brings it back ’round for the grand finale! We like this video because: ...

Dansa : Matche Traore, Souleye Sidibe

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Matche and his teacher Souleye Sidibe play djembe solo for Dansa. Matche plays in a very "Bamako" style and Souleye plays in a very "Wassolon" style. We like this video because: We love these videos where two p...

Mendiani, Tansole, Maraka + More : Daouda Doumbia

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Daouda Doumbiya sings songs and plays some very nice phrasing for a handful of djembe rhythms in Segou, Mali. We Like this Video Because: Daouda sings some songs that are easy to hear. He plays phrases that...

Sunu : Kantara Sakho

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Kantara Sakho demonstrates a rootsy rendition of Sunu under a tree with his baye fall apprentice in Malicounda, near Mbour, Senegal. We like this video because: Kantara is originally from Kaarta, and so is this...

Ngri : Seydou Balo

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Seydou Balo (deceased) plays a great demonstration of Ngri during a class held at the Djembe Hotel in Bamako, Mali. Seydou is from the Wassoulou region of Mali, and so is this rhythm, Ngri. He plays Ngri with a ...

Sumalen : Drissa Kone

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Drissa Kone and his chums play a rhythm called Sumalen - and man, is it ever groovy! We like this video because: This is a very musical rendition of Sumalen. It's a pleasure to watch. There are very few video...

Maraka : Khalifa “Mao” Berthe

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This video is from the Kangaba area south of Bamako. The guy's name is Khalifa Berthe, but he is known as "Mao." Before his death, Mao was one of the main drummers from Kangaba., He sure can play! This video demons...

Jagawara : Aruna Sidibe

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Aruna Sidibe plays a rendition of Djagawara, a rhythm from the region of Wassoulou. This video was taken during a recording session for the CD "Mali Drums: Old Masters" recorded by Michael Pluznik in Bamako. We ...

Mendiani : Drissa Kone

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For this rendition of Mendiani, Drissa Kone is accompanied by Jeremy Chevrier on djembe and Banou Sidibe on dunduns. Mendiani is one of Drissa's strongest rhythms. He was fortunate enough to have learned much from...

Bamanafoli : Matche Traore

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Matche Traore demonstrates Bamana Foli at the Djembe Hotel in Bamako, Mali. We like this video because: We haven't found too many videos of Bamanafoli being played. The djembe and dundun playing for this rhyt...

Sunu : Karim Coulibaly

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Karim Coulibaly (Featured as a guest soloist on Sega Sidibe's most recent release) and another guy (possibly Sheik Oumar Traore) play Sunu in Bamako.  The first guy plays his solo mostly with tones and closed slaps...

Mendiani : Adama Keita

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Adama Keita plays 3 base solo phrases for Mendiani. First he plays alone. Then, later in the video, he plays variations with an ensemble. Adama plays the phrases clearly and repeats for a while, so the beginning of...

Madan : Sega Cisse

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Madan, Wurukutu : Drissa Kone

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Sogoninkun, Ngri : Seydou Balo

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Seydou Balo plays two rhythms from his home region of Wassoulou. First Sogoninkun and then Ngri. We like this video because: Seydou and konkoni player Madou Diakite take us through different movements of th...

Sungurubani, Fura : Souleymane Sidibe, Matche Traore

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Matche Traore and his teacher Souleymane Sidibe play two rhythms in this video shot in Bamako at The Djembe Hotel. They are joined by Sidi Jan Traore, a djembe player visiting from Kayes. The first is a rhythm with...

Djembe Soloing : Bolokada Conde

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Woloso : Kantara Sakho

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Maraka : Matche Traore

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Matche Traore demonstrates the rhythm Maraka accompanied by Jesse Servin, and Aaron in Bamako. January 2016.

Suku : Seny Toure

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Seny runs through a sequence of clean, clear phrasing for Suku a couple of times. Then he loosens up a bit and plays some impromptu variations on the foundation he has just set. Great study video! Seny mostly uses ...

Sunu : Sebekoro, Mali

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