Didadi is a rhythm that can be used by young people to compete at festivals and celebrations. Didadi can be played for the expected arrival of an important person or at end-of-the-year holidays.
Some say it originates from the Bougouni circle , of Mali’s Sikasso region. The didadi is also organized during the end of the year holidays. What many of us know as a dunun (double sided drum) is here called didadidunun and is the instrument played for the didadi . The hand plays the drum on the skin opposite the one hit by the wooden drumstick complementing the stick’s playing. Djembes are also used as accompaniment and one for solo or “lead”.