Traditional Ethnic Group: Malinke
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About this rhythm
Mendiani is a rhythm and a dance for the vergins, the young girls from age six to thirteen.
When Mendiani festivals occur, young men carry the girls on their shoulders to the center of the village.
Upon arriving in the village center, they are greeted by the drummers with the rhythm Denadon.
After that, the girls take off their masks and the percussionists change to the Mendiani rhythm.