Posts by Tag: music

Behind the Music

Sorsornet and Faama Denké

Music, Anthropology Jun 20

A detailed look at the classic Mande song Faama Denké and the Baga rhythm, Sorsornet. Includes drum notation, sheet music, lyrics and translations.

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Behind the Music

Soli de Daouda Condé

Music Feb 7

A breakdown of the creative process behind the rhythm and song Soli de Daouda Condé, which appears on the Afroflute EP. Includes djembé and dunun phrases, balafon, Fula flute, and more.

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Fadama

Original Song by Afroflute

Music, Inspiration, Africa Jan 26

In the village of Fadama, the ancient traditions of the Malinke People dance among the living and breathe fresh air each day. Here, stories and songs take the place of textbooks for passing down a rich oral history that spans centuries. It is the griots who keep this living history alive, and Fadama’s population is comprised largely of griot families. As such, this unassuming little village has long been renowned as a place of knowledge, and dedicated to the dissemination of oral histories through the collective work of countless generations of griots.

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Video: Finding the Source

Videos, Artwork, Anthropology, Africa Jan 15

In this engaging mini-documentary, Dave Kobrenski shares his two-decade musical and artistic journey in West Africa. Under the tutelage of master musicians like Famoudou Konaté and Lanciné Conde, Dave became proficient in the djembé, Fula flute, and kamale ngoni. But the real lessons were far greater than that. Join Dave on his adventure into culture, healing, and the stories that inspired his latest book, “Finding the Source.”

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In the Studio: Afroflute

Recording at Wind & Wood World Music Studio

Videos Oct 22 2021

Today, I’m heading into the recording studio to give you a sneak preview of a track from the upcoming Afroflute album. Check it out!

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