Kutiro-Balafon-Sabar = Drums Ensemble…


*** Mande Music – Gambian Tan-Tango Drumming

Fabricated By: Chief Yagbe Awolowo Onilu Oakland CA

Drum troupes play for recreational dances and various festivities. The Mandinka, descendants of the Mande 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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