Djembe and Mande Music/Mande Cross Reference 
(last revision 08/18/2003)
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NAME OF RHYTHM: Mendiani (Mandiani, Mindiani, Manjani, Mandjani, Mandyani, Mandiany)

 
COUNTRY:  Guinea (various sources) 
Siguiri, Mandiana, Kouroussa and Kankan regions of Guinea (Mamady Keita) 
Upper Guinea (Kemoko Sano) 
Kayes region of Mali (Tambours du Mali)

 
OTHER NAMES:  In Guinea this rhythm is also called Dennadon (Le Tambour Djembe).

 
REGIONAL/ETHNIC GROUPS:  Maninka (Malinke) (various sources) 
From the Maninka ethnic group, played throughout the Maninka country. (Le Tambour Djembe)

 
RELATED RHYTHMS:  Dennadon (Mamady Keita), 
Lafe (4/4, source F.Konate) and 
Dendon (12/8 not Denadon, source Delmundo Keita, Guinean dununfola based in Holland). 
(from Yves Goulnik

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

PERFORMANCE CDS:
Nankama Mamady Keita fmd 195 Track 3 (TR)
Journey Into Rhythm Karamba Diabate JIRCD001 Track 7 (MO)
Rhythmen Der Malinke Famoudou Konate CD 18 Track 5 (TR)
Percussions Mandingues 2 Adama Drame 61522 Track 2 (TR)
Music of the Djimbe Obayanna Olumide Track 7
Lady Drummer Fatu! Track 9 (MO)
Drum Call Nurudafina Pili Abena LR114CD Track 10 (MO)
Percussions & Music Nimba 111001 Track 2 (TR)
Live Bamidele Track 5 (MO)
Les Tambours Du Mali Mamadou Kante PS 65132 Track 4/11 (TR)
The Drums of Goree Orchestra Africa Djembe PS 65104 Track 5/6 (MO)
Mandiani Drum & Dance Mark Sunkett WCM 9826 Track 1 (TR)
Kassama Percussions Kassoum Diarra PS 65170 Track 1C (MO)
Percussions De Guinee Percussionists of Guinea 82501-2 Track 9 (BA)
Percussion Ensemble Louis Cesar Ewande 003 Track 6 (MO)
Djinafoly Medoune Yacine Gueye (Dame) VM 9701 Track 8 (TR)
The Djembe of Bobo Fa Kiyen Yiriba PS 65195 Track 6 (TR)
Percussion Collective Stephan Rigert Track 2 (MO)
African Percussions Surutu Kunu 2123 (TR)
MOVE Stephan Rigert 666666+2 Track 2 (TR)
Master African Drummer Madou Dembele SR0021 Track 4
Bamako-Foli Jakite-Dunbia-Kuyate-Samake
(Rainer Polak Prod.)
Track 12
Le Djembe Ya MBaye/Assane MBaye Track 1, 10
Balandugu Kan  Mamady Keita fmd 218 Track 14 (TR)
Lot Mengeh Samba Coumba Ngom Track 7
Djembe Tigui     Sekou "Cobra" Camara SLC9605-2 Track 9
Coming of Age ROPBD: Bomani Drummers
Kham Saa Thiossane   Thione Diop    TD2002 Track 7

Saboule Moyala N'Wolobalou Kobarika   
Billy Nankouma Konate      Track 7
Percussions et Chants de Guinee

PERFORMANCE CASSETTE:
Djimbe Leon Mobley (MO)
Les Ballet Bagata Youssouf Koumbassa (MO)
Yankadi Djimo Kouyate (TR)
Doundoun Diara Africa Sabu Njouma (MO)
Festmusik aus Mali Yamadu Doubia (TR)
Djembe Drumming Paulo Mattioli (MO)
Drum Talk Ko-Thi Dance Company (MO)
Rhythms of Life Khalid Saleem (MO)
Mungi Da La Impala
Senkola Ibro Konate (TR)
Seourouba Martin Klabunde
Djembe Rhythmen aus Guinea mit Famoudou Konate Track A-13, B-9

PERFORMANCE VIDEO:
Journey Into Rhythm Vol 2 Karamba Diabate
African Dance Kemoko Sano
Mandiani Drum and Dance Mark Sunkett
Music and Dance of West Africa Zak Diouf / Diamano-Coura Dance Group

PERFORMANCE VINYL:
Rhythms of the Mandeng Adama Drame

INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO:
African Percussion Paulo Mattioli
Hands on Drumming Vol 4 Paulo Mattioli
African Beats Kalani
Mali Djembekan Zachariah Combs
Le Djembe 1  Abdoulaye Mbaye dit Ya
Rhythms Traditionnels du Mandingue Vol 1
Debutantes - For Beginners
Mamady Keita
Rhythms Traditionnels du Mandingue Vol 2
Moyens - For intermediates (with Solo)
Mamady Keita

INSTRUCTIONAL AUDIO:
A Life For The Djembe: Traditional
Rhythms of the Malinke
 Mamady Keita / Uschi Billmeier
Play-Along Series             Michael Markus
Le Tambour Djembe Serge Blanc
Speaking Drum Kalani
Djembe Drumming Paulo Mattioli
Mandiani Drum and Dance Mark Sunkett
West Afrikanische DjembeRhythmen Stephan Rigert
African Drum Rhythms Study Guide Lennart Hallstrom
Live Djembe: Traditional African Rhythms Daniel Genton
West African Rhythms Sourcebook Martin Klabunde
Show me the Rhythms! - for the Jembe
vol. 4   http://www.drumlesson.com
Kalani
Djembefola Daniel Genton

WRITTEN NOTATION SOURCES:
A Life For The Djembe: Traditional Rhythms of the Malinke Mamady Keita / Uschi Billmeier 
Le Tambour Djembe Serge Blanc
Mandiani Drum and Dance Mark Sunkett
DRUM! magazine Vol 6, #1
Speaking Drum Kalani
The Joy of Drumming Tom Klower
Jim Salem's Website 
http://www.newview.org/salem/rhythm.html#mandjani
Larry Morris' Catalog 
http://www.emporia.edu/physics/faculty/rhythmca.txt
Larry Morris
Folila Website
http://www.xs4all.nl/~kaztam/
Paul Janse 
West Afrikanische DjembeRhythmen Stephan Rigert
African Drum Rhythms Study Guide Lennart Hallstrom
Y.A.P.P. Pages 
http://stud1.tuwien.ac.at/~e8725865/htmls/djembe.html
Rafael Kronberger
W.A.P. Pages
http://www.wappages.info
Paul Nas
Fankani Website 
http://www.xs4all.nl/~aprak/fankani
Albert Prak
JAV Percussion site
http://users.pandora.be/jv/ritmes/rtmctl.htm
Jan Verhaert
Percussive Notes Vol 7, #34 August 1999 Michael Williams
Seourouba
http://www.psn.net/~clockwork/mendiani.html
Martin Klabunde
West African Rhythms Sourcebook Vol 1  Martin Klabunde
S.H.A.R.E. 
www.djembe.net/share/index.htm
Lennart Hallstrom
Live Djembe: Traditional African Rhythms  Daniel Genton
Show me the Rhythms! - for the Jembe
vol. 4   http://www.drumlesson.com
Kalani
Djembefola Daniel Genton
Drum Connection
http://www.interweavers.com/brett/rhythms/


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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