Posts by Month: August 2017
La harpe des jeunes de Wassoulou
French, Anthropology Aug 2 2017
The kamalengoni is a type of harpe-luth played originally by the Bambara people of the Wassoulou region of Mali. Here is its fascinating story. (French and English)
Kassa: the Harvest
Video with English translation
French, Anthropology Aug 1 2017
Video: For the Malinké people of Guinea, Kassa is the name of a family of rhythms and dances that accompany the work related to farming and harvest. The rhythms are played on the traditional djembe and dunun drums. Watch this video (with English translation) here.