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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...

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...

Bara : Segou, Mali

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Bara / Bonjalan : Drissa Kone

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Bolon : Drissa Kone

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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...

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...

Dansa : Troupe de Kayes (1)

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Dansa Koto: Moussa Kante

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Dansa Rehearsal : National Ballet of Mali

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Dundunba : Sedu Balo, Drissa Kone

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Farabakan : Sega Sidibe

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This is a fantastic rendition of Farabakan, or "Kalabanka", as Sega says it was originally called. According to a thread on djembefola.com, Sega has been known to say that this rhythm was played without dundun unti...

Folklore : Soninke Villagers

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Garankedon : Drissa Kone

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Khassonka Demo : Moussa Kante

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Khassonka Numu : Unidentified Villagers

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Many Different Rhythms : Upper Guinea

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Many Rythms : Madou Faraba Sylla

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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...

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...

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...

Mendiani : Amara Kante

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Mendiani : Drissa Kone

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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...