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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...

Ngri, Suku : Mamadou Sidibe

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Mamadou Sidibe, plays Ngri and Suku (or Maninka Mory Foli, as it's sometimes called in Tamba) with Samba Traore on Accompaniment. We like this video because: In this video, there are no dunduns, but they play d...

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...

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...

Damba : Dialla Diawara

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Dialla Diawara plays Damba at this party for an organization of young women that took place in Kankan, Upper Guinea.  Dialla's phrasing here is powerful and tasteful. He's got the spirit! He's able to play serio...

Bamanafoli : Numuya

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A great Video! A djembe group from England called Numuya plays Bamana Foli with Adam Bailey on solo djembe. They're not master drummers yet, but they're well on their way. They are cooperative, they're well-studie...

Many Different Rhythms : Upper Guinea

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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...

Ceremony In Bamako : Seydou Keita

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Seydou Keita plays djembe tastefully at this ceremony in Bamako. Do you know the name of this rhythm and dance? We like this video because: Seydou is a younger guy with great energy, but unlike many young djemb...

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...

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...

Suku : Sega Cisse

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Woloso : Kantara Sakho

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Sandiya : Bamako, Mali

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Mendiani : Amara Kante

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Khassonka Demo : Moussa Kante

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Suku : Balandougou, Guinea

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Suku : Issou Keita

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This is a clean Bamako version of Suku (Soli Rapide) with clear language and minimal embellishments. Issou (Student of Matche Traore, and son to Michael Tivier of Wassoulou Percussions) plays through a sequence tw...

Dansa : Troupe de Kayes (1)

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Woloso : Mamadou Kane

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Bara : Segou, Mali

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Dansa Rehearsal : National Ballet of Mali

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Dansa Koto: Moussa Kante

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Mendiani : Adama Coulibaly

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Adama Coulibaly has some fun with Mendiani in Kangaba. His student plays accompaniment. In this video, Bala plays an interesting dundun variation that is unique. Has anyone heard it anywhere before? Key Mome...