I am very happy and excited to tell you about an amazing new film documentary by Aja Salvatore called “Music In Mali: Life Is Hard, Music Is Good”. This feature-length documentary is about the musicians, dancers and everyday people of Mali who are creating inspiring heartfelt music in some of the most difficult living conditions of West Africa.
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Mali West African dance choreography. This piece is called Numu Foly (the black smith dance). This video is from the series West African (Mal)i Dance, Drums and Chants #8. And is from my African drum and dance lessons in Bamako, Mali, West Africa.
African dance class by Michael Pluznick. Djembe music with Dancers Ami Doumbia left and Malodone right) from the award winning Santogoola community center and local group in the Sabaliboogou district of Bamako chant traditional songs and perform traditional based djembe muisc and dance choreography to the Sunu djembe rhythym in Bamako Mali while accompanied by djembe grandmaster Aruna, djembe master Brulye, djembe fola Siaka and dunun fola Kaliefa, 4 different generations of Mali djembe drummers. www.earthcds.com, www.barbajaba.com. www.michaelpluznick.com Music for this djembe music video and other similar high quality audio and djembe recordings I did in Mali are now available for sale: http://www.earthcds.com/africa/west/mali thanks for watching all of my djembe videos
Mali West Africa Young Guns Djembe Drummers called the “young Guns” meet the Cambodian jungle temples in a combination of djembe music and photo collage from Cambodian sacred temple and wats The djembe drumming and dunun playing and drummers are from from Bamako, Mali, West Africa and are drum masters, too. The music for this video can be heard or bought at : www.earthcds.com. Go to the Mali section and you will see, “Young Guns” and “Old Masters”.
Part#1 Madan (aka “Djagbe” in Guinea), a Mali djembe drum, song and African dance piece. West African dance Choreography and drum class from my private African djembe and African dance lessons in Mali West Africa.