the kid wrote:Are there any Sierra Leone master drummers i wonder? Seems to have the geographical location to have a big tradition of drumming.
Any other famous rhythms from Sierra Leone
the kid wrote:And do you know are the bullom (mandenyi) decendents of the Manding ?
Adam wrote:The dresses are not quite african and I saw strawlers and the singing was through speakers i guess.
the kid wrote:that mustache on the mask. It's a little suspicious. ..
bubudi wrote:the kid wrote:Are there any Sierra Leone master drummers i wonder? Seems to have the geographical location to have a big tradition of drumming.
sierra leone have over 20 ethnicities. the mandingo (maninka), kuranko, susu, kono, loko, mende, vai and yalunka are those that belong to the mande subgroup. not every single one of those have djembe in their tradition but will have other forms of drumming. the krio use a number of bata (krio word for drums, taken from yoruba), including jenbe/sanga.
we don't really hear much about sierra leone in general and their government never promoted the arts the way guinea did. so i couldn't give you many names off the top of my head. you can check out a cd of ansumana bangura on sterns music. he was drumming for miriam makeba from 1979 until 1980 when he was stranded in hamburg during one of her tours and he kinda stayed there also, earthcds released a whole lot of sierra leone music, including susu and temne music. three famous groups are the sierra leone national dance troupe, the freetong players international and freedom cultural ambassadors.
sierra leone national dance troupe
freedom cultural ambassadors
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?videoid=101760661Any other famous rhythms from Sierra Leone
to mention a few: yokui, mane, gumbay, salia, baskeda, gbutevangeh, yamama, comasireh, tyamba, soko, soli.the kid wrote:And do you know are the bullom (mandenyi) decendents of the Manding ?
all i know is that the bullom language is not placed in the mande group. the bullom are found only around the south coast of guinea and north coast of sierra leone. they heavily intermarried with the temne and susu and their language is virtually extinct.Adam wrote:The dresses are not quite african and I saw strawlers and the singing was through speakers i guess.
you'll get singing through megaphones and western clothing in villages as well, but this video was shot in freetown.
bubudi wrote:i've provided links where they exist. you will find you learn the most by talking to people, and experiencing the culture. being able to speak krio has also helped a lot. so the bulk of things that i mention won't have an internet link or book. very little has been documented on sierra leone and even then it tends to focus on negatives like the civil war or diamond trade.
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