Djembe and Mande Music | Mande Cross Reference
(last revision 2006 Jan 5 Thu)
 
 
NAME OF RHYTHM: Djole (Djoli, Yoli, Yole)
COUNTRY: Sierra Leone
OTHER NAMES: On the album "Les Tambours De Goree Senegal" 
there's a track (#4) called "Assiko," which is 
consistent in its parts with all the versions of Djole
that I have heard or been taught. (It matches up
particularly well with what my Senegalese teacher
has taught as Djole or Yole.) The liner notes call the Assiko a "typical drum of Goree" but the 
drum is not described, and none of the players
listed plays one. Because the rhythm seems
the same as Djole to me, my guess is that 
"Assiko" is another way of writing "sico," the 
instrument which other sources say is the original
instrument for Djole. (Jim Banks)

 
REGIONAL/ETHNIC GROUPS: Temne (Liner notes Wassolon) 
Madeis ethnic group of Forecaria (Liner notes, 
Master of the Forest)

 
RECORDED EXAMPLES INCLUDE:  (TR)aditional, (BA)llet, (MO)dern or (PO)p arrangement 

PERFORMANCE CDS:
Wassolon Mamady Keita & Sewa Kan fmd 159 Track 6 (MO)
Journey Into Rhythm Karamba Diabate JIRCD001 Track 3 (MO)
Percussions De Guinee Guinee
National Ensemble
82501-2 Track 3 (MO)
Percussions et Musiques Nimba 111001 Track 1 (MO)
Karamba Dinke Mohamed Diaby 003 Track 2 (MO)
Mandeng Djeli Lansana Kouyate LKP 002 Track 4 (MO)
Master of the Forest Yamoussa Camara/Mattioli Track 4 (MO)
Les Tambours De Goree Senegal "Assiko" Orchestre Africa Djembe PS 65104 Track 4 (MO)
Diya Les Merveilles D'Afrique MC-1 Track 12 (MO)
Diye Takadja 15025-2 Track 4 (MO)
A Call to Drum T.H.E Percussion Choir 01 Track  7 (MO)
House of Roots Africa Sabou Njouma Track  10
Guinee Fare Jason Hann Track 1,7 (MO)
Wonbere Lamine "Dibo" Camara Track 1  (MO) 
Baraka Adiya Mohamed Lamine Bangoura Track 2
Yonmilabanlo              Tamani       Track 8
United Bomidele Dancers and Drummers BDD-03 Track 9

PERFORMANCE CASSETTE:
Trad. Rhythms of Guinea Abdullaye Sylla Side A, #2 (MO)
Les Etoiles De Boulbinet  Track 11

PERFORMANCE VIDEO:

PERFORMANCE VINYL:
Cisse Simo Farey SA 300021 Track B-1

INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO:
Journey Into Rhythm Vol 2 Karamba Diabate
Kemoko Sano Teaches African Dance Kemoko Sano

INSTRUCTIONAL AUDIO:
West Afrikanische DjembeRhythmen Stephan Rigert
African Drum Rhythms Study Guide Lennart Hallstom
How to Play Djembe: West African Rhythms for Beginners  Alan Dworsky and Betsy Sansby
Djemberhythmen from Guinea  Part 2 Jan Fuhlendorf 
West Afrikaanse Percussie  Ponda O'Bryan
Djembe-Percussion aus Westafrika       Ibro Konate and Sylvia Franke
Play-Along Series             Michael Markus

WRITTEN NOTATION SOURCES:
A Life For The Djembe: Traditional Rhythms of the Malinke Mamady Keita / Uschi Billmeier
West Afrikanische DjembeRhythmen Stephan Rigert
Folila Rhythm Catalog
http://www.xs4all.nl/~kaztam/index.html
Paul Janse
African Drum Rhythms Study Guide Lennart Hallstrom
YAPP Pages
http://stud1.tuwien.ac.at/~e8725865/htmls/djembe.html
Rafael Kronberger
S.H.A.R.E. 
www.djembe.net/share/index.htm
Lennart Hallstrom
How to Play Djembe: West African Rhythms for Beginners Alan Dworsky & Betsy Sansby
http://members.xoom.com/_XMCM/djembe_boom/rhythms.html
Djemberhythmen from Guinea  Part 2 Jan Fuhlendorf 
West Afrikaanse Percussie  Ponda O'Bryan
Djembe-Percussion aus Westafrika   Ibro Konate and Sylvia Franke


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