Kutiro-Balafon-Sabar = Drums Ensemble…


***  Kutiro (Junkuran) – Gambian Tantango Drumming ***

Fabricated By: Chief Yagbe Awolowo Onilu Oakland CA

!!! Drum troupes play for recreational dances and various festivities. The Mandinka, descendants of the Mandeng peoples of western Africa, now reside primarily in Senegal, Gambia, and Guinea-Bissau. Among the Mande people in general, rhythm expressed as drumming is linked with all forms of movement, be it dancing, wrestling, procession, or agricultural labor. 

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Djembe Drum = Cries…Laughs…Talks!!!

 ***Creates A Hypnotic Influence Over Its Listeners…

  *A Malinke Djembe is a rope-tuned skin-covered goblet Drum played with bare hands, originally from West Africa. According to the Bambara people in Mali, the name of the Djembe comes from the saying “Anke djé, anke bé” which translates to “everyone gather together in peace” and defines the drum’s purpose.

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