Djembe and Mande Music/Mande Cross Reference 
(last revision 01/25/2004)
 
NAME OF RHYTHM: Kuku

 
COUNTRY: 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

The forest part of Guinea, in the region of Beyla. (Wassolon,Journey into Rhythm, Numayakayi, Les Ballet Africains, Bamidele, Konate) 
The forest region of Beyla and Macenta in Guinea (Mandeng Djeli) 
A forest rhythm from the Beyla region of Guinea. (Mabiba Baegne, Dunun Rhythms I) 
The Beyla and Kerouane regions in the Guinea Forest area (Le Tambour Djembe) 

 
OTHER NAMES: 

 
REGIONAL/ETHNIC GROUPS: 
 

 

Konianka (Abdoulaye Sylla) 
Konianke (Master of the Forest, Bamidele) 
Konyaka (Konate) 
Koniagi (Le Tambour Djembe) 

 
RELATED RHYTHMS: 

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

PERFORMANCE CDS:
Wassolon Mamady Keita FMD 159 Track 4 (MO)
Journey into Rhythm Karamba Diabate JIRCD001 Track 11 (MO)
Les Tambours de Goree Orchestra African Djembe PS 65104 Track 1 (MO) 
Les Ballet Africains Les Ballet Africains 82513-2 Track 3 (BA)
The Percussionists of Guinee 82501-2 Track 5 (BA)
Master of the Forest Mystique D'Afrique Track 7 (MO)
Mandeng Djeli Lansana Kouyate LKP 002 Track 2 (MO)
Live Bamidele Track 2 (MO)
Music of the Djembe Obayanna Olumide (MO)
Great Masters of Percussion Adama Drame A6126 Track 1 (MO)
Kassama Percussions Kassoum Diarra PS 65170 Track 6 (MO)
Percussion Collective Stephan Rigert Track 6 (MO)
A Call to Drum T.H.E. Percussion Choir 01 Track 8 (MO)
MOVE Stephan Rigert 666666+2 Track 5 (TR)
Guinee Fare Jason Hann Track 2, 8 (MO)
Djembe Percussions D'Afrique 82976-2 Track 5 (BA)
Master African Drummer Madou Dembele SR0021 Track 3
Mory Jahman Sillah ARCD 001 Track 5
Baraka Adiya Mohamed Lamine Bangoura Track 6
African Drums Mamady Ijalit Keita 501502 Track 8
Lot Mengeh Samba Coumba Ngom Track 3
Damaru Damaru Track 8
Rhythms from The Djembe Guide Caribali / Ianto Thorber
Coming of Age  ROPBD  
Bomani Drummers
Wongai Youssouf Koumbassa Track 3, 4

Journey to Africa         

Aliou Diouf Track 5
Kekuja 1998 - 2000 Kekuja track 16
Unknown

Africa - Tribal Drums and Rhythms

Track 8
A Giate Mamady Keita fmd 224 Track 1
Akera Alaye Fote Foret Track 8
Alakhawonmaly Alpha Oulare CD GAM 004 Track 8
Africa Bote Guinea African Ballet Vol 1 Track 7

PERFORMANCE CASSETTE:
Djembe Rhythmen Teil 1 Afro Tou (MO)
Traditional Rhythms of Guinea Abdoulaye Sylla (MO)
Numayakanyi Karamba Diabate (MO)
Aloha Africa Ousmane Gallo Soumah (MO)
Yankadi Djimo Kouyate (MO)
Drums for Dance Malick Sow (MO)
African Percussion Paulo Mattioli (MO)
Mungi Da La Impala (MO)
Seourouba Martin Klabunde (MO)

PERFORMANCE VIDEO:
African Dance Kemoko Sano
Les Ballet Bagata Youssouf Koumbassa

PERFORMANCE VINYL:

INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO:
Journey into Rhythm Karamba Diabate
African Percussion Paulo Mattioli
African Beats Kalani
Let's Go Wongai! (Vol 1) Youssouf Koumbassa (Dance Instruction)
Rhythms Traditionnels du Mandingue
Vol 1: Debutants - For Beginners
Mamady Keita

INSTRUCTIONAL AUDIO:
A Life For The Djembe: Traditional Rhythms 
of the Malinke
Mamady Keita / Uschi Billmeier
Rhythmen und Lieder aus Guinea Famoudou Konate (CD)
Le Tambour Djembe Serge Blanc (CD)
African Percussion Paulo Mattioli (CAS)
Dunun Rhythms 1 Mabiba Baegne (CAS)
Ku-Ku Practice Tape Michael Markus (CAS)
Speaking Drum Kalani (CAS)
West Afrikanische Djembe- 
Rhythmen
Stephan Rigert (CD)
African Drum Rhythms Study Guide  Lennart Hallstrom (CD)
West African Rhythms Sourcebook Vol 1 Martin Klabunde
How to Play Djembe: West African Rhythms for Beginners Alan Dworsky and Betsy Sansby
Live Djembe: Traditional African Rhythms Daniel Genton
West Afrikaanse Percussie Ponda O'Bryan
Djemberhythmen Part 2 Jan Fuhlendorf
Djembe! Drumdance Community Education
The Djembe Guide Ianto Thornber
Djembefola Daniel Genton

Djembe Rhythmen Vol 1 and 2

Kissima Diabate
Play-Along Series             Michael Markus
Djembe-Percussion aus Westafrika       Ibro Konate & Sylvia Franke

WRITTEN NOTATION SOURCES:
A Life For The Djembe: Traditional Rhythms of the Malinke Mamady Keita / Uschi Billmeier
Rhythmen und Lieder aus Guinea Famoudou Konate, Thomas Ott
Le Tambour Djembe Serge Blanc
Percussion Source MagazineVol 2 Paulo Mattioli
Speaking Drum Kalani
Larry Morris Catalog 
http://www.emporia.edu/physics/faculty/rhythmca.txt
Larry Morris
Skin to Skin Website 
http://www.dedrum.demon.co.uk/skinskin/kuku.htm
Peter Batty
Folila Rhythm Catalog 
http://www.xs4all.nl/~kaztam/
Paul Janse 
African Drum Rhythms Study Guide Lennart Hallstrom
YAPP Pages 
http://stud1.tuwien.ac.at/~e8725865/htmls/djembe.html
Rafael Kronberger 
DRUM! magazine Vol 8, #1 March 99 Paolo Mattioli
West African Rhythms Sourcebook Vol 1  Martin Klabunde
S.H.A.R.E. 
www.djembe.net/share
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
West Afrikaanse Percussie Ponda O'Bryan
Djemberhythmen Part 2  Jan Fuhlendorf
Djembe! Drumdance Community Education
Djembefola Daniel Genton
Drum Connection     
http://www.interweavers.com/brett/rhythms/
The Djembe Guide Ianto Thornber
Djembe-Percussion aus Westafrika       Ibro Konate & Sylvia Franke

            


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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