AFRICAN DRUMS Traditional Mandingue Rhythms Performed by Mamady Ijalit Keita 1.SOLI-Rhythm for the initiation of young boys. 2.YAGBA ODIENNE-Played for occasions-concerts,celebrations,marriages,festivals,etc.The rhythm makes everyone want to dance and let their hair down. 3.YANKADI-Welcome rhythm.When visitors come to a village,a solo Diembe plays-"We really love our place.Welcome." 4.DOUNOUNBAH-Dance for strong men who demonstrate their vitality and prowess to this energetic rhythm.Allows the Doun Doun(Bass drum)to "talk and communicate." 5.KOMOFOLY-Dance of the witch doctors. 6.SANTIA MAMAYA-Rhythm for the Djelis(Custodians of musical heritage). 7.KASSASORO-Harvest celebration. 8.KOUKOU-This variation of Koukou from Odienne.Mandingue dance for children to give them strength.Played at all ceremonies,I.e.marriage,end of Ramadan,Tibaskye-main Muslim festival.