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Review of Bolokada's DVD "M'bara"?

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:17 pm
by andrew21
I'm not finding a review of Bolokada Conde's instructional DVD "M'bara" on the forum. Has this been done? If not, does anyone have feedback of this DVD?

Re: Review of Bolokada's DVD "M'bara"?

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:00 am
by michi
I have it, and it's good. Not as pre-digested as Mamady's videos, so it's more a matter of listen and learn. The biggest issue for me was that Bolokada plays the solos without accompaniment at a slow tempo (which is great), but there is no pulse reference. In some places, it's easy to get lost and perceive a solo phrase incorrectly relative to the pulse. But all these phrases also appear in the ensemble section, so it's not a big deal; you can feel how each phrase sits against the pulse quite easily there.

It's definitely one of the good instructional videos out there; I recommend it.

Michi.

Re: Review of Bolokada's DVD "M'bara"?

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:33 pm
by andrew21
great. Thanks for the review Michi