Djembe and Mande Music/Mande Cross Reference 
(last revision 07/25/2001)
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NAME OF RHYTHM: Sunu (Sounou, Sunun)

 
COUNTRY:  Northern Mali, bordering Mauretania (Donkili) 
Kayes region of Mali (Tambour Djembe, Karamba Diabate, Abdoul Doumbia) 
Border region between Guinea and Mali (Mamady Keita)

 
OTHER NAMES: 

 
REGIONAL/ETHNIC GROUPS:  Kagooro, descendants of the Bamana (Donkili) 
Soninke (Tambour Djembe, Karamba Diabate) 
Kakolo and Maraka (Abdoul Doumbia) 
Bambara people of Mali (Mark Sunkett)

 
RELATED RHYTHMS: 

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

PERFORMANCE CDS:
Donkili Various PAN 2060 Track 3 (TR)
Journey into Rhythm Karamba Diabate JIRCD001 Track 8 (MO)
Nankama Mamady Keita fmd 195 Track 6 (TR)
Le Tambours Du Mali Mamadou Kante PS 65132 Track 5 (TR)
Abdoul Doumbia Abdoul Doumbia AKD 95 Track 4 (MO)
Mandiani Drum & Dance Mark Sunkett WCM 9826 Track 6 (MO)
Kassama Percussions Kassoum Diarra PS 65170 Track 9 (MO)
Da Lion Leon Mobley dj-004 Track 7 (MO)
African Percussions Surutu Kuku 2123 Track 4 (TR)
MOVE Stephan Rigert 666666+2 Track 3 (TR)
Mali Foli Moussa Traore Track 2 (TR)
Master African Drummer Madou Dembele SR0021 Track 5
Wonbere Lamine "Dibo" Camara Track 7 (TR)
Dance Africa Dance Paulo Mattioli Track 4 (MO)
Congo Square Percussion Incorporated RR1002 Track 1 (MO)
House of Roots Africa Sabou Njouma Track 1
Bamako-Foli Jakite-Dunbia-Kuyate-Samake       (Rainer Polack Prod.) Track 2
Le Djembe  Ya MBaye/Assane MBaye Track 9
Coming of Age ROPBD: Bomani Drummers
San Toro Francois Dembele 09091175 Track 5
Jebebara         Abdouli Diakite and Mamadou Sidibe


PERFORMANCE CASSETTE:
Festmusik aus Mali Yamadu Doubia Track 2, side A
Mandingo Drumming Leon Mobley Track 2, side B
Seourouba Martin Klabunde

PERFORMANCE VIDEO:

PERFORMANCE VINYL:
Rhythms of the Mandeng Adama Drame

INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO:
Show Me The Rhythms for Jembe Vol 2 Kalani
Show Me The Rhythms for Dunun Kalani
Mali Djembekan Zachariah Combs
Le Djembe 1  Abdoulaye Mbaye dit Ya

INSTRUCTIONAL AUDIO:
Le Tambour Djembe Serge Blanc
GrooveMinusOne Sanza Track #1 (play along)
Play Me The Rhythms for Dunun Kalani
West African Rhythms Sourcebook Vol 1 Martin Klabunde
Show me the Rhythms! - for the Jembe    Vol 2       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
Larry Morris Catalog 
http://www.emporia.edu/physics/faculty/rhythmca.txt
Larry Morris
Show Me The Rhythms for Jembe Vol 2 Kalani
Show Me The Rhythms for Dunun Kalani
Show me the Rhythms! - for the Jembe    Vol 2
http://www.drumlesson.com
Kalani
Folia Rhythm Catalog 
http://www.xs4all.nl/~kaztam/
Paul Janse
West African Rhythms Sourcebook Vol 1  Martin Klabunde
http://members.xoom.com/_XMCM/djembe_boom/rhythms.html
Djembefola Daniel Genton
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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