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Mamady Keita solo 2006

Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 4:42 am
by bops
Here's your chance for the private lesson with Mamady you always wanted. Some of those super hot solo phrases from Mogobalu and Mamady Lèè are played here at a slower tempo for easier digestion:

[video]www.vimeo.com/1041945[/video]

He's still the man (forgive me ladies for the sexist term).

Re: Mamady Keita solo 2006

Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 3:00 pm
by Dugafola
nice one Bops.

That's a cut off the Legends of West Africa DVD that also features Moustapha Bangoura, Mamady Sano, Fode Lavia Camara and Marietou Camara. good stuff.

the rhythm is Lekule.

Re: Mamady Keita solo 2006

Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 5:28 pm
by Garvin
Awesome! Best 13 minutes I spent at work all day.

That is such a great quality video in terms of sound. The duns sound awesome!

Re: Mamady Keita solo 2006

Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:26 pm
by steady
Great clip the rhythm is "TORO".
Kenkeni is similar to "LEKULE" but the sangban and dundunba is a bit different!
Mamady is the man indeed! It was an honour to host Mamady in Australia for his 2008 workshop tour!
Inekay!

Re: Mamady Keita solo 2006

Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:11 pm
by Dugafola
steady wrote:Great clip the rhythm is "TORO".
Kenkeni is similar to "LEKULE" but the sangban and dundunba is a bit different!
Mamady is the man indeed! It was an honour to host Mamady in Australia for his 2008 workshop tour!
Inekay!
sorry fred, that rhythm is very much indeed Lekule with the dunun parts as he teaches them and he even plays the solo phrases that he teaches.

Re: Mamady Keita solo 2006

Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:04 am
by steady
Hey Duga,

yes you're right :)
Its only that the dundunba is a bit like the "TORO" section, my bad!
When Mamady showed "Lekule" here in Australia the dundunba was not like the one
as on this video (except for sangban and kenkeni off course).
He is the "man" anyhow!

Cheers,
Steady

Re: Mamady Keita solo 2006

Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 6:56 pm
by renki
Really nice solos. Lekule is new familiarity for me. Can you tell me rhyhtms history, why it is being?

Re: Mamady Keita solo 2006

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:56 am
by Beerfola
Renki,
The following information is from notes taken at a Mamady Keita workshop. The rhythm Lekule is named after a woman who was a very great dancer. Her husband composed it for her to honor her. Her husband was a great percussionist that played a small djembe with several smaller djembes attached to it, each tuned to a different pitch ( I can't recall the name of the drum). The rhythm originated in the southern part of Guinea ( the Guerze people) many centuries ago. It was played at the end of celebrations to honor her beauty and skill as a dancer.

Re: Mamady Keita solo 2006

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:27 am
by bubudi
Beerfola wrote:Her husband was a great percussionist that played a small djembe with several smaller djembes attached to it, each tuned to a different pitch ( I can't recall the name of the drum).
it's called planibala.

Re: Mamady Keita solo 2006

Posted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 9:31 am
by renki
Thanks Beerfola, very nice to know. Can i use givent information in my blog?