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 Djembe Master Drummer Aruna SIdibe & Brulye Doumbia *(Dununs) perform traditional West African djembe rhythms from the world drumming recording session for the Old Master CD on www.earthcds.com
Aruna and Brulye teach Michael P Mendiani solo technique at a djembe class at Centre Togola in the Sabalibougou district of Bamako Mali. Drum class and djembe class is held here every day of the week. If you want to study djembe in Mali, this is the place to go for a djembe lesson or african dance class. These guys and their students really play djembe well! Very inspiring drumming!
“Young Guns” #2 recording session. Some of Bamako , Mali’s finest young musicians perform live djembe music. This piece is “Danza” (Mali) also known as Diansa in Guinee. This group is led by Siaka Doumbia on lead with Sekou on 2nd djembe , “MC” on konkoni and Morike on dunun.
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
BOBO MUSIC OF MALI Released by earthcds partners. Recorded and produced by Michael Pluznick Audio CD: 74 minutes – 13 tracks The music for this CD was made at Centre Togola, the local community center, outside Sabalibougou. It is run by by director Kareem Togola. ‘Bougou’ means ‘village’ in Bombara language, although it is located in a city district inside a bustling marketplace on the outskirts of Bamako, Mali, West Africa. The community center houses local dancers, drummers and musicians, most of whom play in the center’s award-winning group. Many famous district groups from outside the city – and deep in the countryside – also pass through the center. This is how we were able to find some of the other groups and music we recorded as well. The music …