Kutiro-Balafon-Sabar = Drums Ensemble…

****Music of the Mande – Gambian Tantango = Kutiro Drumming

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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