Djembe and Mande Music/Mande Cross Reference 
(last revision 03/15/2003)
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NAME OF RHYTHM: Kassa
COUNTRY:  Kouroussa region of Guinea 
(Liner notes, Michael Markus cass.)
Kouroussa region of upper Guinea
(Le Tambour Djembe)
Upper Guinea (Klabunde)
OTHER NAMES:  Kassa Don (Tamakan) Guinea Highlands
(Liner Notes - Silo)
REGIONAL/ETHNIC GROUPS:  Malinke, Maninka, (Siguri - Kassa Don) 
(Klabunde)
RELATED RHYTHMS:  Konkoba, Soro and Dubon are also played on 
Kassa occasions. (Le Tambour Djembe) 
RECORDED EXAMPLES INCLUDE:  (TR)aditional, (BA)llet, (MO)dern or (PO)p arrangement 

PERFORMANCE CDS:
Wassolon Mamady Keita & Sewa Kan FMD 159 Track 1 (TR)
Afo Mamady Keita & Sewa Kan FMD 215 Track  9 (TR)
Journey Into Rhythm Karamba Diabate JIRCD001 Track 1 (BA)
Rhythmen Der Malinke Famoudou Kanote CD 18 Track 8 (TR)
Percussions De Guinee Guinee National Ensemble ("Alou Kassa") 82501-2 Track 8 (BA)
Africa Paul Horn, Cobra Camara 11104-2 Track 1 (PO)
Silo Les Ballet Africans (Kassa Don/Tamakan) 92579-2 Track 10 (BA)
Percussion Collective Stephan Rigert Track 1
Stick Together Les Zoulousains Track 7
House of Roots Africa Sabou Njouma Track 6
Baraka Adiya Mohamed Lamine Bangoura Track 4
Walla Walla  Ibro Konate LC 6027 Track 8
Lot Mengeh Samba Coumba Ngom Track 1
Coming of Age ROPBD: Bomani Drummers

MandengYaa

Tepaka Sekou Lunda Track 2

PERFORMANCE CASSETTE:
Doundoun Diara Africa Sabu Njoma (cass) Side b, #1 (TR)
Tribute First Circle (MO)
Senkola Ibro Konate (Soro)
Come Drum!  Fadouba Oulare  Track 1, 4, 5, 9

PERFORMANCE VIDEO:
Djembefola Mamady Keita

PERFORMANCE VINYL:

INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO:
Journey Into Rhythm Vol 1 Karamba Diabate (BA)
Hands on Drumming - Vol 2 Paulo Mattioli(TR) 
(Mamady Keita version)
Show Me The Rhythms for Jembe Vol 2 Kalani
Show Me The Rhythms for Dunun Kalani
Rhythms Traditionnels du Mandingue Vol 2
Moyens - For intermediates
Mamady Keita

INSTRUCTIONAL AUDIO:
A Life For The Djembe: Traditional Rhythms 
of the Malinke (Kassa Soro)
Mamady Keita / Uschi Billmeier
Le Tambour Djembe CD, Track # 25 Serge Blanc
Kassa Practice Tape Michael Markus
Dunun Rhythms 1 Side 2, #1 Mabiba Baegne
GrooveMinusOne Track #1 (play along) Sanza
Play Me The Rhythms for Jembe Kalani
African Drum Rhythms Study Guide Lennart Hallstom
How to Play Djembe: West African Rhythms for Beginners Alan Dworsky and Betsy Sansby
Live Djembe: Traditional African Rhythms Daniel Genton
Djemberhythmen from Guinea  Part 2 Jan Fuhlendorf
Show me the Rhythms! - for the Jembe vol one
http://www.drumlesson.com
Kalani
The Djembe Guide Ianto Thornber
Play-Along Series             Michael Markus

WRITTEN NOTATION SOURCES:
A Life For The Djembe: Traditional Rhythms of the Malinke (Kassa Soro) Mamady Keita / Uschi Billmeier
Le Tambour Djembe Serge Blanc
Transcription with analysis of Mamady Keita's Kassa solo, 
from the CD Wassolon Percussive Notes vol 35, #2 
(April 1997) p 36-43
Michael Williams
Transcription of Kassa by Mamady Keita,
DRUM! magazine Jan. 96
Paulo Mattioli
Fankani Website 
Notation for Kassa by Mamady Keita 
http://www.xs4all.nl/~aprak/fankani/
Albert Prak 
Lars Bjornfot
http://www.docs.uu.se/~bjornfot/drum/cassa.html
Lars Bjornfot
Larry Morris Catalog
http://www.emporia.edu/physics/faculty/rhythmca.txt
Larry Morris
Folia Rhythm Catalog
http://www.xs4all.nl/~kaztam/
Paul Janse
West Afrikanische DjembeRhythmen Stephan Rigert
Show Me The Rhythms for Jembe Vol 2 Kalani
Show Me The Rhythms for Dunun Kalani
Show me the Rhythms! - for the Jembe     vol one
http://www.drumlesson.com
Kalani
 
African Drum Rhythms Study Guide Lennart Hallstrom
YAPP Pages
http://stud1.tuwien.ac.at/~e8725865/htmls/djembe.html
Rafael Kronberger
DRUM! Magazine Vol 7, #8 Paulo Mattioli
J&V Percussion Site
http://users.pandora.be/jv/ritmes/rtmctl.htm
Jan Verhaert
S.H.A.R.E. 
www.djembe.net/share/index.htm
Lennart Hallstrom
http://members.xoom.com/_XMCM/djembe_boom/rhythms.html
How to Play Djembe: West African Rhythms for Beginners Alan Dworsky + Betsy Sansby
Live Djembe: Traditional African Rhythms Daniel Genton
Jambo jambo
http://www.jambojambo.co.uk/rhythm.html
Djemberhythmen from Guinea  Part 2 Jan Fuhlendorf
The Djembe Guide Ianto Thornber


NOTE: Ordering information for all recordings is available at:

Instructional Books, Tapes, CDs, & Videos on Mande Style Drumming
Mande Style Djembe/Dunun Performance CDs
Mande Style Djembe/Dunun Performance Tapes
Mande Style Djembe/DununPerformance Videocassettes

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