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 flavor that’s different from the way Bamako musicians play it today.
Only Seydou plays djembe in this video, so you can clearly hear all his slaps, technique, and phrasing.
2 responses to “Ngri : Seydou Balo”
I wish there were more videos of Seydou Balo.
Beautiful. GREAT. Amazing..simple, the real deal! LOVE IT!