Ngri, Suku : Mamadou Sidibe

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 djembe with remarkable melody.
  • Mamadou plays with juicy techniques like the tone roll, and closed slaps.
  • Just like Famoudou Konate is famous for doing, Mamadou’s intimate knowledge of the djembe allows him to stay relaxed while playing notes in just the right places to fit between the notes of the accompaniment. This creates melody and builds energy with minimal effort.


Key Moments:

At around 0:25, you see an example of a Clave style hand clapping pattern.

Starting at around 5:00 you can see a good example of Basic and Goloba clap patterns in action alternating back and forth.

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