Djembe articles and resources

There is precious little written about Mande music and culture on the internet.

So much of Mande history is oral, let alone written down, let alone in English, let alone on the internet.

As such we have collected what we consider the best material available for you.

Please select from the article or site from the menu on the right hand side.


West African djembe drumming

- Some history and cultural background of Maninka and Mandinka.

West African Dancing

- Quite an exhaustive article on what is it's all about.

Jeli (griot)?

What is a Jeli and what is griot


- Terms related to west african music and culture that you may encounter on this site and beyond.