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By bops
#1713
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).
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By Dugafola
#1718
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.
By steady
#2298
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!
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By Dugafola
#2303
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.
By steady
#2319
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
By renki
#2520
Really nice solos. Lekule is new familiarity for me. Can you tell me rhyhtms history, why it is being?
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By Beerfola
#2563
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.
By bubudi
#2565
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.