Essentials A company with a large website located in the Netherlands
offering Djembe drums, lots of useful background information, courses,
downloads, products and links.
Mbye A griot and Kora player from a 'jali'
family going back generations. You can listen to
samples of his music on the website.
Sounds Music of the 'Jalis' or 'Griots' by
Jali Sherrifo Konteh including, biographies, a
music school, tours, albums and accommodation in
Connection The leading resource for the Kora
and Manding Music since 1996. Features online
music samples, artist profiles, history of the
Mandinka people and of course the Mandinka
Dance Hall Masters An award winning rap group trio of
singers namely: Daddy Sam (Mam Balla Joof), Brother
Coms (Lamin Fatty) and Mr. P.
Jatta A Jola musician/scholar from
Mandinary, living in Sweden, he pioneered the
folkloric and organological study and documentation
of his people's principal folk instrument, the
akonting (spelled ekonting in French
transliteration). It's a plucked lute.
Djobuga Djobuga organises West African
dancing and djembe workshops in schools and at
companies in the Netherlands and Gambia.
Kora / Ngoni
Musa Suso Foday Musa Suso is
an internationally recognized Kora player and a Griot
of the Mandingo tribe.
Gambian Griot School of Music Learn to play the Kora, Balaphone
& djembe drums as well as West African dance.
Locate in Fajikunda, a quiet part of Serrekunda
Superstar A Gambian solo artist who performs
with an Afro-Afric style of music whose new album is
called "Soma Alfaa". See him perform
video on Youtube
Jalikebba Kuyateh He is the head of the Jalikebba
Kuyateh & Group, an ensemble, which fuses traditional and
modern African music.
Marong Traditional Gambian musical dance
and workshops of Ebrima Marong located in
Australia and Gambia.
Kora Jaliya A comprehensive portal of
information and links about the art of West African
instrument from Harald Loquenz
All On Dembo Jobarteh's CDs you'll find
songs dating back to the time of the great Mali
empire. The site includes free sample tracks.
Music School The music school is in the nearby
Gambian village of Nema Kunku. The resident master
musician is Alagi M'Bye.
Manding Jata [Canada] His performances feature 800 years
of Manding (Mali Empire) cultural arts being the Kora, Bambara
balafons, ngoni, djembe drum ensemble, flutes,
dance, masquerade, acrobatics and Mande songs of
celebration and oral traditions.
Mandingo Warrior [Denmark] A half-Gambian reggae star living in
Denmark with a new-age roots style.
Fanfare Dutch based band combining African
percussion players and Dutch horn players.
Pa Omar Jack The latest Mbalax sensation playing
on the radio station airwaves. His album, titled 'Niniyo',
is a blend of mainstream 'Dndakaru' made Ndaga &
acoustic, which features the creative fingers of
Papis Konateh, Wole Rendall, Kebba Taylor and
Yard Production Reason Yard is a contemporary, multi
purpose youth movement with an aim of modernizing
and distinguishing the Gambian music scene. Among
the its featured artists are David J, Youter, Man
Cure, Rising Flame, D Sheikh, Rap Money, Rex
Culture, Bigger Yanks, Cool G, Africana and others.
Salsa In The Gambia
Dance classes in the Little Havana in Kololi,
Senegambia Strip, every Thursday. Learn Afro-Cuban
salsa dance style.
XamXam A UK based Jola
band formed in 2007 with Musa Mboob on vocals, African percussion & Ousman Beyai
on guitar, vocals and composition. In 2009 they will be touring around Europe &
Though Youssou N'Dour is not Gambian and is now an
international superstar he loves to perform in
Gambia as he says that the Senegalese & Gambians are
in deed one and the same.