Dramane Kone - Mandeng Foli Kela
1. Seri Mama
3.Tendoro Bobo Foli
5. Malo Sene
6. Telia Foli
7. Burkina Denou
9. Mandeng Foli
10. Burkina Don
12. Bwa Boinnou
Mohamed Lamine Bangoura - Afrique Sogue - A Tribute to Kemoko Sano
Mohamad Lamine Bangoura is a master drummer and musician, a djembe fola, and an expert in African percussion. A descendent of Sousou and Malinke ancestors, from Guinea, West Africa; Lamine spent much of his life traveling throughout West Africa to study music and enrich his understanding of the many cultures and ethnicities of his continent. He has been lead percussionist and musical director for African ballets across West Africa and the San Francisco Bay Area. Through his music, Lamine's passion for preserving the history and traditions of his beautiful culture is revealed in his open hearted eagerness to share joyfully spirited, energetic rhythms that will move your soul.
1. Hommage a Kemoko Sano
7. La Guinee
Mangue Sylla and the All-Star Drummers of Guinea - Dunun KAN
Mangue Sylla, born in Conakry, Guinea, is known for blending the traditional Guinea-style drumming, long played throughout the country's villages, along with a "ballet-style" of drumming that features the three drum doundoun set. A drummer since the age of seven, Sylla has studied with the foremost Guinea drum masters, learning the native stylings that have long been a part of Guinea's West African culture, and now, part of Sylla's legacy.
Here on Dunnun Kan, Sylla and his ensemble play so seamlessly that they become instruments themselves, played by something greater than their obvious musical mastery, almost otherworldly. You can hear the long history of Guinea's percussion masters who've played these instruments for decades -- even centuries -- before Sylla (and presumably they'll be played long after Sylla as well). Every beat is a timeless journey of sound that began long ago in Guinea, and continues throughout every track on Dunnun Kan, captured in time, like a photograph taken 100 years ago. Still, you need not be versed in African history, the native Guinea drumming styles, or the instruments that make this music so unique for Dunnun Kan to move you.
At a time when the world is full of distractions, Mangue Sylla offers listeners a necessary escape through the rhythmic focus of Dunnun Kan -- it's tempo respite from the busy world around us and an invitation to something more, something bigger than our everyday lives. Like a pulsing reminder that the present moment is all we really have, it weaves us around and through the human heart and spirit and into the space that's both here and now and everywhere else all at once. It's more than just a drumbeat; it's the rhythm of life.
9. Dundunba Sangba
Moussa Traore - Mali Kan
Type: Djembe & Dunun Ensemble
Moussa Traore was born and raised in Mali, West Africa. He has been playing the djembe for over 30 years, and in 1984, after completing a 12-year apprenticeship, he was deemed a "master" by his teacher, Sega Cisse. Moussa has achieved great recognition throughout Mali as an accomplished musician in the theater, in traditional ceremonies, as well as in the Malian pop scene. Among musicians in Bamako, Moussa is considered to be one of the top djembe players in the country. Since moving to the U.S., Moussa has continued to distinguish himself as a highly respected teacher and performer. He has given drum workshops in cities throughout the U.S. Currently, he is teaching at schools, offering weekly community classes, leading drum ensembles for West African dance classes, and performing for special events and workshops.
This is the one the best djembe CDs we've ever heard. It's extremely musical, very well arranged and the fidelity is exceptional. This is everything a djembe CD should be.
1. Bara Dialabiye
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