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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. ...

Maraka : Mady Keita

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Mady Keita goes through many root solo phrases for Maraka in this demonstration with Matche Traore playing konkoni. It's a great video to study because the phrasing is very clear, even if it is somewhat dry.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Madan : Sega Cisse

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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.

Mendiani Dance : Mariam Diakite

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Suku : Sega Cisse

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Sogoninkun : Aruna Sidibe

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Madan, Wurukutu : Drissa Kone

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Sandiya : Bamako, Mali

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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...

Sandiya : Drissa Kone, Madu Jakite

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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...

Komofoli : Drissa Kone, Seydou Balo

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