Traditional Ethnic Group: Temine
Border Region Guinea/ Sierra Leone
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About this rhythm
Djole is a very famous rhythm and played all over West Africa.
In the begining, it was a mask dance representing a woman.
The mask was worn by a man who dressed as a woman.
The rhythm was played square-shaped drum, siko.
Djole always was a great village festivity, where several villages got together and celebrate a big harvest, the end of Ramadan, or a wedding.
This is a famous song sung by a grand djembe master, Mamady Keita.
Lailaiko Korobe Korobe Korobe
The drummers are reunited for the celebration
Mamady is going to join them
For the celebration of the Siko drums
Let’s play our Siko drums!
Let’s begin the Siko party!
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