Djembe and Mande Music/Mande Cross Reference 
(last revision 07/29/2002)
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NAME OF RHYTHM: Sofa (Sofanee)

 
COUNTRY:  Guinea Highlands (Liner notes, Silo & Le Tambour Djembe)

 
OTHER NAMES: 

 
REGIONAL/ETHNIC GROUPS:  Maninka (Malinke) ethnic group of the Kouroussa, Kankan, Faranah regions

 
RELATED RHYTHMS: 

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

PERFORMANCE CDS:
Silo Les Ballet Africains 92579-2 Track 2c (BA)
Mogobalu Mamady Keita
& Sewa Kan
fmd 205 Track A-6 (TR)
Rhythmen Der Malinke Famoudou Konate fmd CD18 Track 17 (TR)
Salia Africa Soli SM007 Track 9 (BA)
A Compilation Inanna Track 12 (MO)
Baraka Adiya Mohamed Lamine Bangoura Track 3
Wongai Youssouf Koumbassa Track 15, 16
Yonmilabanlo                  Tamani   Track 2

PERFORMANCE CASSETTE:
Djembe Rhythmen Teil 1 Abdoulaye M'Bengue
One World Abdoulaye Sylla
Tribute First Circle (MO)

PERFORMANCE VIDEO:
Les Ballet Bagata Youssouf Koumbassa

PERFORMANCE VINYL:

INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO:
Let's Go Wongai! (Vol 1) Youssouf Koumbassa (Dance Instruction)
Rythmes Traditionnels du Mandingue Vol 2           Moyens - For intermediates Mamady Keita
 

INSTRUCTIONAL AUDIO:
A Life For The Djembe: Traditional Rhythms of the Malinke Mamady Keita / Uschi Billmeier 
Le Tambour Djembe Serge Blanc
Stephan Rigert Djembe Workshop
Live Djembe: Traditional African Rhythms Daniel Genton
West Afrikaanse Percussie Ponda O'Bryan
Show me the Rhythms! - for the Jembe
Vol 3  http://www.drumlesson.com
Kalani

WRITTEN NOTATION SOURCES:
A Life For The Djembe: Traditional Rhythms of the Malinke  Mamady Keita / Uschi Billmeier
Le Tambour Djembe Serge Blanc
Folia Rhythm Catalog 
http://www.xs4all.nl/~kaztam/index.html
Paul Janse
Djembe Workshop Stephan Rigert
African Drum Rhythms Study Guide Lennart Hallstrom
YAPP Pages 
http://stud1.tuwien.ac.at/~e8725865/htmls/djembe.html
Rafael Kronberger
http://members.xoom.com/_XMCM/djembe_boom/rhythms.html
 Live Djembe: Traditional African Rhythms  Daniel Genton
West Afrikaanse Percussie Ponda O'Bryan
Show me the Rhythms! - for the Jembe
Vol 3  http://www.drumlesson.com
Kalani
 
S.H.A.R.E.
http://www.djembe.net/share/index.htm


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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