Djembe and Mande Music/Mande Cross Reference 
(last revision 08/27/2002)
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NAME OF RHYTHM: Soli (Fast Soli, Slow Soli, Bala Kulandya)

 
COUNTRY:  Guinea (Markus, Les Ballet, Lansana Kouyate, Bangoura, Mattioli)

 
OTHER NAMES:  In Mali this rhythm is also called Suku or Fura (Serge Blanc)

REGIONAL/ETHNIC GROUPS:
Siguiri, Mandiana, Kankan (Mamady Keita)
Maninka (Serge Blanc)
Malinke (Paulo Mattioli)
Coastal region (Les Ballet)
Susu (Paul Horn)

 
RELATED RHYTHMS:  Balakulaniang / Bala Kulandyan 
Soko is a related rhythm, also played in the context of initiation/circumsision, but at a different stage (early on, before the event). (Yves)

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

PERFORMANCE CDS:
Rhythmen Der Malinke Famoudou Konate CD 18 Track 3,4,6 fast (TR)
2, 7 Bala (TR)
Rhythmen und Lieder aus Guinea Famoudou Konate Track 2 Bala (TR)
Wassolon Mamady Keita fmd 159 Track 7 slow-fast (TR)
Mogobalu Mamady Keita fmd 205 Track A-8 fast; Soli Des Manian (TR)
Track B-3 fast; Wassolon Soli (TR)
Les Ballet Africains 82513-2 Track 2-c ? (TR)
Africa Paul Horn 11104-2 Track 4 fast (MO)
Nimba Nimba 11101 Track 5 fast (TR)
Wali M'Bemba Bangoura 10002 Track 6 fast; Kaninya Soli (MO)
Masters of the Forest Mystique D'Afrique Track 1 fast (TR)
Mandeng Djeli Lansana Kouyate LKP 002 Track 7 fast (TR)
Djembefola Soundtrack Mamady Keita Track 2 Bala (TR)
Salia Africa Soli SM007 Track 8 fast (TR)
Percussion Collective Stephan Rigert Track 9 slow-fast (MO)
Listen Inanna Track 1 slow
Wonbere  Lamine "Dibo" Camara Track 11  fast  (MO) 
House of Roots Africa Sabou Njouma Track 2 fast
African Drums  Mamady Ijalit Keita 501502 Track 1
Coming of Age ROPBD  
Bomani Drummers
Wongai Youssouf Koubassa Track 9 & 10
Les Bras Kasses            Toubaboukan PS 65233      Track 6  (6/8)

Jebebara         

Abdouli Diakite & 

Mamadou Sidibe
Lagni-Sussu            Nabi Camara NCCD191
Mamady Lee           Mamady Keita fmd 221  Track 2  (slow)
Yonmilabanlo                  Tamani   Track 1

Africa - Tribal Drums and Rhythms

Various Track 1

PERFORMANCE CASSETTE:
Sakodougou N'Toman Keita Track B-2 fast
Mandeng Djeli Lansana Kouyate Track B-2 fast
Tribute 1st Circle slow-fast
Senkola Ibro Konate fast
Seourouba Martin Klabunde fast
Djembe Rhythmen aus Guinea mit  Famoudou Konate Tracks A-1,2,3,8,14
Tahako         Tepaka Sekou

PERFORMANCE VIDEO:
Repercussions Born Musicians

PERFORMANCE VINYL:

INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO:
Hands on Drumming Vol 3 Paulo Mattioli fast
Let's Go Wongai! (Vol 1)  Youssouf Koumbassa (Dance Instruction)
Rythmes Traditionnels du Mandingue Vol 1 Debutants - For Beginners Mamady Keita
 
Rythmes Traditionnels du Mandingue Vol 2 (With Solo) 
Moyens - For intermediates
Mamady Keita

INSTRUCTIONAL AUDIO:
A Life For The Djembe: Traditional Rhythms of the Malinke Mamady Keita/ Uschi Billmeier fast
Dunun Rhythms 1 Mabiba Baegne fast
Soli Practice Tape Michael Markus fast
Le Tambour Djembe Serge Blanc fast
Djembe Borge Blume-Jensen fast, Bala
Speaking Drum Kalani ?
African Drum Rhythms Study Guide Lennart Hallstom ?
West African Rhythms Sourcebook Martin Klabunde  fast
Live Djembe: Traditional African Rhythms Daniel Genton
Djemberhythmen from Guinea  (Part 2) Jan Fuhlendorf 
West Afrikaanse Percussie Ponda O'Bryan
Show me the Rhythms! - for the Jembe 
vol four: http://www.drumlesson.com
Kalani
Djembefola Daniel Genton
The Djembe Guide Ianto Thornber
Play-Along Series             Michael Markus

Djembe-Percussion aus Westafrika   

Ibro Konate and Sylvia Franke (Fast and Balakulania)

WRITTEN NOTATION SOURCES:
A Life For The Djembe: Traditional Rhythms of the Malinke Mamady Keita / Uschi Billmeier fast
slow
Soli Des Manian 
Le Tambour Djembe Serge Blanc fast
Djembe Borge Blume-Jensen fast, Bala 
Speaking Drum Kalani ?
Show me the Rhythms! - for the Jembe  vol four
http://www.drumlesson.com
Kalani
DRUM! Magazine Vol 5, #6 Paulo Mattioli fast
DRUM! Magazine Vol 6, #6 Paulo Mattioli Soli Des Manian
Rhythmen und Lieder aus Guinea Famoudou Konate Bala
Folia Webpage
http://www.xs4all.nl/~kaztam/index.html
Paul Janse  Bala, fast Soli
http://www.xs4all.nl/~aprak/fankani/entryobero.html Albert Prak
Larry Morris' Catalog 
http://www.emporia.edu/physics/faculty/rhythmca.txt
Larry Morris
West Afrikanische DjembeRhythmen Stephan Rigert
African Drum Rhythms Study Guide Lennart Hallstrom
WAPP Pages
http://www.wappages.info
Paul Nas 
YAPP Pages 
http://stud1.tuwien.ac.at/~e8725865/htmls/djembe.html
Rafael Kronberger 
JAV Percussion site 
http://users.pandora.be/jv/ritmes/rtmctl.htm
Jan Verhaert 
S.H.A.R.E. 
http:/www.djembe.net/share/index.htm
Lennart Hallstrom
West African Rhythms Sourcebook Vol 1  Martin Klabunde Slow/fast
Live Djembe: Traditional African Rhythms Daniel Genton
DRUM!  Vol 9 #4 June 2000    Soli Solo Technique  Paulo Mattioli
Djemberhythmen from Guinea  (Part 2) Jan Fuhlendorf 
West Afrikaanse Percussie Ponda O'Bryan
The Djembe Guide Ianto Thornber
Djembefola Daniel Genton
Djembe-Percussion aus Westafrika         Ibro Konate & Sylvia Franke  (Fast and Balakulania))


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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