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 Compound Sounds - The Gambia


INTRODUCTION

Brikama, in The Gambia, is the home town of many fine musicians who play the wonderful music of that country. The aim of this site is to help you to learn more about this music in a variety of ways.


Djembe made by Brikama jali for sale in England. Click here for details and photographs.


NEW ALBUM RELEASE BY JALI SHERRIFO KONTEH & FRIENDS

 Dalikula Front

For details of this lovely new album and for how to order it, click here.



SELECT:-

Background for an introductory article on the music of the jalis or griots by Jali Sherrifo Konteh.

Biographies for details of the three musicians and teachers who are involved in Compound Sounds.

Music School for details of lessons on the kora, the balafon and the djembe from prominent griot musicians.

Making for details of the making the kora, the balafon and the djembe by the same people who are the teachers..

Accommodation for suggestions of places to stay whilst in The Gambia.

Albums for details of albums released by the musicians involved in this project.

Tours for details of past tours of Britain by Jali Sherrifo Konteh and for plans for future tours.

Batiks for details of the beautiful batiks made by Buba Drammeh, and how to order them.

Videos for a selection of videos that we have put on Youtube of Sherrifo, filmed in The Gambia and in the UK

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