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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 Fasiriman Keita, the former drummer for Daba Keita.

Daba is the Malian drummer and dancer credited with creating the Malinke group “Troupe Mendiani.” in the 1960’s. They toured around West Africa and popularized Mendiani.

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