Djembe and Mande Music/Mande Cross Reference 
(last revision 08/18/2003)
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NAME OF RHYTHM: Soko (Sohko)

 
COUNTRY:  Faranah region, central Guinea (Liner Notes, Journey Into Rhythm) 
Faranah region, upper Guninea (Le Tambour Djembe)

 
OTHER NAMES: 

 
REGIONAL/ETHNIC GROUPS:  Komanko (Liner notes, Mogobalu) 
Maninka (Le Tambour Djembe) 

 
RELATED RHYTHMS: Saa, Kala, Kankana, Konjan are also played (Le Tambour Djembe)

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

PERFORMANCE CDS:
Mogobalu Mamady Keita fmd 205 Disc A #3 (TR)
Rhythmen Der Malinke Famoudou Konate CD 18 Track #11 (TR)
Journey Into Rhythm Karamba Diabate JIRCD001 Track #5 (BA)
Gongoma Times Fatala 2331-2 Track #8 (MO)
Djembefola (Soundtrack) Mamady Keita #WM332 Track #1 (TR)
Kassama Percussions Kassoum Diarra PS 65170 Track 1B (MO)
Diya Les Merveilles D'Afrique MC-1 Track #5 (Variation)
Mariama Macire Sylla DME 20 Trcak #6 (PO)
Rhythms of the World First Circle Track #1 (MO)
Wonbere Lamine "Dibo" Camara Track #11 (MO)
Saboule Moyala N'Wolobalou Kobarika,    Billy Nankouma Konate       Track 3
Percussions et Chants de Guinee

PERFORMANCE CASSETTE:
Rhythms of Life Khalid Saleem, Beverly Botsford Side B, 1 (MO)
Tribute First Circle (MO)
Come Drum! Fadouba Oulare Track 8
Djembe Rhythmen aus Guinea mit  Famoudou Konate Track B-6

PERFORMANCE VIDEO:
Les Ballet Bagata Youssouf Koumbassa

PERFORMANCE VINYL:
Les Ballet Africains Les Ballet Africains Bel Air 411 043 S

INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO:
Karamba Diabate Journey Into Rhythm - Vol 2
Kemoko Sano Kemoko Sano Teaches African Dance
"Rhythms Traditionnels" series - "Avancés"        Mamady Keita

INSTRUCTIONAL AUDIO:
A Life For The Djembe: Traditional Rhythms of the Malinke Mamady Keita / Uschi Billmeier 
 
Track 13-16 
Le Tambour Djembe Serge Blanc CD Track  30
Soko Practice Tape Michael Markus Cas
Drum! Geoff Johns CD Track 3,9
Speaking Drum Kalani Cas
African Drum Rhythms Study Guide  Lennart Hallstrom CD
West African Rhythms Sourcebook Martin Klabunde
African Drum Rhythms Study Guide Lennart Hallstrom
Live Djembe: Traditional African Rhythms Daniel Genton
Djembefola Daniel Genton
Play-Along Series             Michael Markus

WRITTEN NOTATION SOURCES:
A Life For The Djembe: Traditional Rhythms of the Malinke
 
Mamady Keita / Uschi Billmeier
Le Tambour Djembe Serge Blanc
Speaking Drum Kalani
Folila 
http://www.xs4all.nl/~kaztam
Paul Janse
Fankani 
http://www.xs4all.nl/~aprak/fankani
Albert Prak
WAP-Pages 
http://www.wappages.info
Paul Nas
African Drum Rhythms Study Guide Lennart Hallstrom
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
West African Rhythms Sourcebook Vol 1 Martin Klabunde
http://members.xoom.com/_XMCM/djembe_boom/rhythms.html
West African Rhythms Sourcebook Martin Klabunde
African Drum Rhythms Study Guide Lennart Hallstrom
Live Djembe: Traditional African Rhythms Daniel Genton
Djembefola Daniel Genton


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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