mandebala.net

Update Log

Monthly site updates:


October 2017:

NEW VIDEOS:
fakoli (1); limbanji toko (1); sinte (1)

VIDEOS ADDED TO BALAFOLALU YOUTUBE PLAYLISTS:
Sory Diabate (1)

September 2017:

SONGS UPDATES:
- Added new song to lasidan

NEW VIDEOS:
apollo (1); boloba (1); duga (1); dunumba (1); fakoli (3); fama denke (1); fasson (1); guinea fare (2); janjon (2); jarabi (1); kaira (2); kakilambe (2); kebendo (1); kelefaba (1); keme burema/sori (1); kobadia (1); lamban/sandia (1); lasidan (1); makuru (1); mamaya (1); mane (5); masani cisse (1); salya (1); sehuluse (2); sökö (1); sörsörnë (2); sunjata (1); yankadi (1)

BALAFOLALU DIRECTORY ADDITIONS AND UPDATES:

- Added balafola: Alseny "N'Fa" Camara

- Added balafola: Ousmane Camara

- Added balafola: Batoma Camara

- Added balafola: Ibrahima Dioubate

- Added balafola: Mohamed Dioubate

- Added balafola: Mamadi Kouyate

VIDEOS ADDED TO BALAFOLALU YOUTUBE PLAYLISTS:
Epina Bangoura (4); Alseny N'Fa Camara (4); Batoma Camara (2); Ousmane Camara (6); Naby "Coyah" Camara (1); Yadi Camara (5); Mamadou Cissoko (8); Adama Conde (4); Famoro Dioubate (3); Ibrahima Dioubate (2); Mohamed Diabate (6); Lassana Diabate (1); Sory Diabate (1); Balla Kouyate (1); Mamadi Kouyate (5); Mory Kouyate (3); N'Famady "Alaye" Kouyate (6); Ansumana Suso (4); Yusupha Suso (6); Abou Sylla (1)

NEW REFERENCES FROM ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS:

Blanc, Serge [1997] book: dunumba; kassa; kawa; koreduga; lamban/sandia; sofa; sökö; soli; sunu; tiriba

August 2017:

NEW VIDEOS:
duga (1); sökö (1)

VIDEOS ADDED TO BALAFOLALU YOUTUBE PLAYLISTS:
Youssouf Conde (1); Abou Sylla (1)

MISC. UPDATES:

- Fixed a bug that was creating an interface issue with the show/hide buttons (as well as the "hidden" text that they reveal.) (Those buttons appear on the sources page and on relevant balafolalu pages.)

July 2017:

No updates.

June 2017:

MAIN MENU ITEMS:

- A dissertation button has been added to the main menu. (Also, the left column has been widened slightly to accommodate the twelve-letter word.) Clicking on the button brings users to the "List of Figures / List of Transcriptions" page that corresponds with the clickable links in the dissertation .pdf file.

VIDEOS ADDED TO BALAFOLALU YOUTUBE PLAYLISTS:
Lassana Diabate (1); Kouyates of Niagassola (4)

May 2017:

NEW VIDEOS:
fakoli (1); keme burema/sori (1); mali sajo (1); nanfulen (1); sunjata (2); tiramakan (1)

MISC. UPDATES:

- Added one blog post: Dissertation IV

April 2017:

BALAFOLALU DIRECTORY ADDITIONS AND UPDATES:

- Added Diabate, Cheick Hamala [2006-disc] to Famoro Dioubate and Balla Kouyate discographies.

- Added Diabate, Cheick Hamala [2012-disc] to Famoro Dioubate discography.

NEW VIDEOS:
fasson (1); jole (1); xemefuri derabe (1)

VIDEOS ADDED TO BALAFOLALU YOUTUBE PLAYLISTS:
Dioubate, Famoro (1)

DISCOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY ITEM ADDITIONS:

Diabate, Cheick Hamala [2006-disc]: haidara, kele ma'nyi, mali sajo, tutu jara

Diabate, Cheick Hamala [2012-disc]: kura m'bisan

Diabate, Cheick Hamala & Bob Carlin [2007-disc]: konkoba, taara

Fula Flute [2016-disc]: 56, bani, chedo

March 2017:

NEW VIDEOS:
kassa/sofa (1); lamban/sandia (1); sörsörnë (1)

February 2017:

NEW VIDEOS:
lasidan (1)

January 2017:

VIDEOS ADDED TO BALAFOLALU YOUTUBE PLAYLISTS:
Bangoura, Epina (6); Kouyate, Mory (2)

NEW VIDEOS:
guinea fare (1); lasidan (1); saxo dugu (1)

December 2016:

VIDEOS ADDED TO BALAFOLALU YOUTUBE PLAYLISTS:
Camara, Oumar "Livio" (5); Camara, Yadi (3); Kouyate, Fatoumata "Djéliguinet" (6); Suso, Ansumana (1)

NEW VIDEOS:
chedo (1); duga (1); fakoli (2); fasson (1); janjon (1); jawura (1); kaira (1); lamban/sandia (2); mali sajo (1); nwato mbara (2); soli (1); sunjata (1)

MISC. UPDATES:

- Updated transcriptions explanation.

- Updated videos explanation.

- Updated links page: webMande appears to have been taken offline (unfortunately), so I've removed it from the links list. However, I have also added a link to the Mande Studies Association (MANSA) homepage.

November 2016:

No updates.

October 2016:

No updates.

September 2016:

BALAFOLALU DIRECTORY ADDITIONS AND UPDATES:

- Added balafola: Lansana Fode Diabate

- Added Diabate, Mamadou [2011-disc] to Lansana Fode Diabate discography.

- Added Sissoko, Djelimoussa "Ballake" [2005-disc] to Fassery Diabate discography.

VIDEOS ADDED TO BALAFOLALU YOUTUBE PLAYLISTS:
Camara, Yadi (1); Diabate, Fassery (1); Sylla, Abou (5)

NEW VIDEOS:
bani (1); haidara/tantamba (1); jarabi (1); sunjata (1); yankadi (1)

DISCOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY ITEM ADDITIONS:

Diabate, Mamadou [2011-disc]: Lansana Fode Diabate, maki, sörsörnë


MISC. UPDATES:

- Added one blog post: Dissertation III


(Thanks to Sharon Millman for introducing me to Lansana Fode Diabate—who plays on Diabate, Mamadou [2011-disc]—and for furnishing additional information for Djelimoussa "Ballake" Sissoko's album "Tomora.")

August 2016:

No updates.

July 2016:

No updates.

June 2016:

NEW VIDEOS:
kakilambe (1); sofa (1); sörsörnë (1); tutu jara/bajuru (1)

May 2016:

MISC. UPDATES:

- Added one blog post: Dissertation II

April 2016:

SONGS UPDATES:
- Added new songs to sunjata

NEW VIDEOS:
bani (1); chedo (1); fama denke (1); manti muri (1); sökö (1)

VIDEOS ADDED TO BALAFOLALU YOUTUBE PLAYLISTS:
Camara, Yadi (10); Suso, Ansumana (5)

DISCOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY ITEM ADDITIONS:

Suso, Jali Nyama [1996-disc]: kala


MISC. UPDATES:

- Added "mission statement" to homepage

- Added one blog post: Dissertation I


(Thanks to Carlos at Kora Manding Harps for bringing Nyama Suso's kala to my attention.)

March 2016:

No updates.

February 2016:

NEW VIDEOS:
dunumba (1)

BALAFOLALU DIRECTORY ADDITIONS AND UPDATES:

- Added balafola: Omar Kouyate

VIDEOS ADDED TO BALAFOLALU YOUTUBE PLAYLISTS:
Camara, Yadi (1); Diabate, Lassana (1); Kouyate, Omar (1); Suso, Ansumana (1)

NEW REFERENCES FROM ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS:

Durán [2013] article: bakari jan; da monzon; tutu jara/bajuru

January 2016:

NEW VIDEOS:
duga (1)

December 2015:

NEW VIDEOS:
allah l'a ke (1); lamban/sandia (1); mariama (2)

November 2015:

NEW VIDEOS:
faringbulo (1); kaira (1); sunjata (1)

DISCOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY ITEM ADDITIONS:

Kante, Djessou Mory [2014-disc]: konkoba

Sissoko, Tiécoro [2014-disc]: apollo; haidara/tantamba; jarabi; keme burema; soli


MISC. UPDATES:

- Updated haidara and tantamba discographies and YouTube playlists.

October 2015:

NEW VIDEOS:
jimbasengo (1); jula jekere (1); kaira (1); lamban (1); paya paya (1); sunjata (1); tutu jara (1)

BALAFOLALU DIRECTORY ADDITIONS AND UPDATES:

- Added balafola: Kader Sylla


VIDEOS ADDED TO BALAFOLALU YOUTUBE PLAYLISTS:
Camara, Yadi (1); Keita, Aly (2); Sylla, Kader (3)

September 2015:

SONGS UPDATES:
guinea fare

NEW VIDEOS:
bani/makhadi (1); kanimba (1)

BALAFOLALU DIRECTORY ADDITIONS AND UPDATES:

- Added balafola: Diaraba Kante


VIDEOS ADDED TO BALAFOLALU YOUTUBE PLAYLISTS:
Diabate, Lassana (14)

August 2015:

BALAFOLALU DIRECTORY ADDITIONS AND UPDATES:

- Added reference to Kouyates of Niagassola


NEW REFERENCES FROM ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS:

Niane, Djibril Niane [1975] book: boloba; duga; janjon; kakilambe; kala; komo (denw); konden; manjani; soboninkun; sunjata; tutu jara/bajuru and Kouyates of Niagassola

July 2015:

MAIN MENU ITEMS:

- A new functionality feature has been added to the sources tab. Now, if the user clicks on one of the "show" buttons to reveal the hidden text and then clicks on a hyperlinked "r," whereas previously they would be linked to the top of the appropriate references page, they are now linked directly to the reference in question.

- Added balafolalu reference links to the bibliography section of the sources tab. These also link directly to the reference. (Balafolalu reference links in the discography section of the sources tab still link to the top of the corresponding balafola page.)

NEW VIDEOS:
dunumba (1); fasson (1); kaira (1); kulanjan (1)

BALAFOLALU DIRECTORY ADDITIONS AND UPDATES:

- Added balafola: Kabine Kouyate

- Added Kante, Lamine [1975-disc] to Kabine Kouyate discography.

- Added Kante, Lamine [1988-disc] to Kabine Kouyate discography.

VIDEOS ADDED TO BALAFOLALU YOUTUBE PLAYLISTS:
Bangoura, Amadou "Papus" (1); Dembele, Issiaka (4); Diabate, Lassana (1); Kouyate, Balla (9); Kouyate, Lansine "Boua" (1)

NEW REFERENCES FROM ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS:

Camara, Sirifo [2010] book: kelefaba


DISCOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY ITEM ADDITIONS:

Bangoura, M'Bemba [2004-disc]: added references: baö; dunumba; mane; manjani; sofa; soli; talasa

Kante, Lamine [1975-disc]: kaira; kulanjan; kumbu sora

Kante, Lamine [1977a-disc]: chedo; makuru; mariama

Kante, Lamine [1977b-disc]: allah l'a ke; jimbasengo; masani cisse

Kante, Lamine [1982-disc]: fode kaba; lasidan


MISC. UPDATES:

- Added Tuning and Tempo data for kanimba

June 2015:

SONGS UPDATES:
kassa/sofa

NEW VIDEOS:
chedo (2); fula fare (1); janjon (9); jarabi (2); jole (2); jula jekere (1); kaira (2); kassa (2); kele ma'nyi (1); kulanjan (2); mamaya (2); manjani (1); masani cisse (1); soboninkun (2); sökö (1); sunjata (3); taara (1); tiramakan (2); tiriba (1); tubaka (1); tutu jara/bajuru (2)

VIDEOS ADDED TO BALAFOLALU YOUTUBE PLAYLISTS:
Diabate, Lassana (1); Suso, Ansumana (1)

DISCOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY ITEM ADDITIONS:

Kante, Djessou Mory [2014-disc]: fakoli; janjon; tubaka


MISC. UPDATES:

- Added Tuning and Tempo data for jarabi; nanfulen; sökö; soli; talasa

May 2015:

SONGS UPDATES:
mane

NEW VIDEOS:
bani/makhadi (1); mane (1)

BALAFOLALU DIRECTORY ADDITIONS AND UPDATES:

- Added balafola: Kuali Camara

VIDEOS ADDED TO BALAFOLALU YOUTUBE PLAYLISTS:
Bangoura, Facinet (4); Camara, Kuali (4)

DISCOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY ITEM ADDITIONS:

Won Bere Groupe [1998-disc]: guinea fare; mane


MISC. UPDATES:

- Added Tuning and Tempo data for bani/makhadi; kaira

April 2015:

SONGS UPDATES:
jarabi; kassa/sofa

NEW VIDEOS:
jarabi (1); kanimba (1); taara (1)

BALAFOLALU DIRECTORY ADDITIONS AND UPDATES:

- Added Various Artists [1962-disc] to El Hadj Djeli Sory Kouyate discography.

- Added Koita, Ami [1986-disc] to Keletigui Diabate discography.

- Added Koita, Ami [1989-disc] to Keletigui Diabate discography.

VIDEOS ADDED TO BALAFOLALU YOUTUBE PLAYLISTS:
Camara, Yadi (4); Diabate, Keletigui (1)

DISCOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY ITEM ADDITIONS:

Charters, Samuel [1975-disc]: masani cisse; also a reference from this same disc.

Koita, Ami [1986-disc]: jarabi

March 2015:

NEW VIDEOS:
bani/makhadi (1); duga (2); kaira (2); miniyamba (1); sunjata (1)

VIDEOS ADDED TO BALAFOLALU YOUTUBE PLAYLISTS:
Camara, Yadi (5); Kouyate, Mohamed No. 1 (1); Sylla, Abou (2)

February 2015:

NEW VIDEOS:
boloba (1); duga (1); fasson (1); janjon (2); jarabi (1); kulanjan (1); sabar (1); sunjata (1); taara (1); tabara (2)

VIDEOS ADDED TO BALAFOLALU YOUTUBE PLAYLISTS:
Camara, Yadi (4); Sylla, Abou (1)

January 2015:

No updates.

December 2014:

NEW VIDEOS:
bani/makhadi (1); duga (1); jarabi (1); lamban/sandia (1); limbanji toko (1); mariama (1); nina (1); salya (1); tiriba (1)

VIDEOS ADDED TO BALAFOLALU YOUTUBE PLAYLISTS:
Camara, Yadi (8); Diabate, Sory (6); Kouyate, Bourema (3)

November 2014:

MAIN MENU ITEMS:

- Users of the transcriptions tabs may have noticed that (a) the look of the interface suffered a recent change, and (b) many of the transcriptions are no longer loading, instead displaying a perpetual "Queued..." status. The reason for these changes can be explained at the zoom.it website. In response to this change, I will be abandoning the zoom.it service, opting instead for a simple image (or maybe .pdf) solution. But this change will take some time to implement and I won't be able to get to it right away. In the meantime, I have removed non-functioning transcriptions tabs from the main menu. If you need to access transcriptions for any of the following pieces, feel free to send me a message (tgmartin@yorku.ca): boloba/kura, faringbulo, fode kaba, hama ba jata, jaka, konkoba, limbanji toko, mali sajo, nanfulen, tabara, haidara/tantamba.

NEW VIDEOS:
chedo (1); jole (1); kaira (2); lamban/sandia (1); sunjata (1); tiramakan (2); tiriba (1)

VIDEOS ADDED TO BALAFOLALU YOUTUBE PLAYLISTS:
Camara, Naby "Eco" (1); Sylla, Abou (7)

DISCOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY ITEM ADDITIONS:

Sylla, Abou [2014-disc]: kaira; makuru; sökö; sörsörnë; yabule; yankadi


MISC. UPDATES:

- Added two blog posts: Low Arc; Monthly Practice Report (November, 2014)

October 2014:

NEW VIDEOS:
janjon (1); keme burema/sori (1); nanfulen (1)

VIDEOS ADDED TO BALAFOLALU YOUTUBE PLAYLISTS:
Diabate, Keletigui (2)

DISCOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY ITEM ADDITIONS:

Diabate, Toumani and Sidiki Diabate [2014-disc]: haidara/tantamba; jaka; jula jekere; miniyamba; tabara; haidara/tantamba

Ivorys, The [1987-disc]: janjon; keme burema/sori; mamaya

Keita, Salif [1991-disc]: nanfulen

Koita, Ami [1986-disc]: janjon

Kouyate, Djimo [1992-disc]: jawura; lamban/sandia; manjani

Kouyate, Kandia [1983-disc]: kulanjan

Maal, Baaba [1991-disc]: keme burema/sori

September 2014:

NEW VIDEOS:
fasson (1); janjon (1); jarabi (1); koreduga (1); manti muri (1)

BALAFOLALU DIRECTORY ADDITIONS AND UPDATES:

- Added reference to: Alikhai [Khali] Camara

VIDEOS ADDED TO BALAFOLALU YOUTUBE PLAYLISTS:
Camara, Yadi (1); Diabate, Sory (4); Dioubate, Famoro (1); Sylla, Abou (1)

NEW REFERENCES FROM ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS:

Jansen, Jan [2001] article: sunjata

Jansen, Jan [2002] article: keme burema/sori

Jansen, Jan [2006] book: mamadou bitiki


DISCOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY ITEM ADDITIONS:

Diabate, Kasse Mady [2002-disc]: mamadou bitiki

Percussions de Guinée [2002-disc]: fasson; manti muri

Sylla, Fatime Kandia [2004-disc]: yankadi

August 2014:

NEW VIDEOS:
janjon (1); jarabi (1); maki (1); miniyamba (1); sehuluse (1); haidara/tantamba (1); taara (1); warra (1)

BALAFOLALU DIRECTORY ADDITIONS AND UPDATES:

- Added balafola: Seny Kouyate

VIDEOS ADDED TO BALAFOLALU YOUTUBE PLAYLISTS:
Camara, Yadi (1); Konate, Aboubacar (3); Kouyate, Seny (1)

DISCOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY ITEM ADDITIONS:

Kante, Mory [1982-disc]: kura m'bisan; mariama

July 2014:

MAIN MENU ITEMS:

- Added piece kouyate fasa: discography; references; videos.

SONGS UPDATES:
mamaya

NEW VIDEOS:
kouyate fasa (4); kulanjan (1); mamadou bitiki (1); manti muri (1); tiramakan (1)

BALAFOLALU DIRECTORY ADDITIONS AND UPDATES:

- Added Diabate, Sory [2014-disc] to Sory Diabate discography.

- Added Dioubate, Famoro [2014-disc] to Famoro Dioubate discography.

VIDEOS ADDED TO BALAFOLALU YOUTUBE PLAYLISTS:
Camara, Alikhali [Khali] (1); Camara, Naby "Eco" (1); Conde, Adama (2)

DISCOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY ITEM ADDITIONS:

Ballet Warraba [2005-disc]: dunumba; kebendo

Diabate, Sory [2014-disc]: chedo; guinea fare; jina muso; koreduga; lasidan; limbanji toko; nina; taara; tiramakan

Dioubate, Famoro [2014-disc]: jina muso; kulanjan; mamaya; also references from this same disc: jina muso; kulanjan; mamaya.

Kouyate, Balla, and World Vision [2007-disc]: kouyate fasa

Kouyate, Fode [1996-disc]: kouyate fasa

Sarr, Ibrahima [2008-disc]: kouyate fasa; also a reference from this same disc.

Various Artists [1999-disc]: kouyate fasa

June 2014:

NEW VIDEOS:
apollo (1); bani/makhadi (2); chedo (1); fasson (1); kakilambe (1); kelefaba (2); lamban/sandia (2); mali sajo (1); mansani cisse (1); mariama (2); taara (2); tutu jara/bajuru (1)

BALAFOLALU DIRECTORY ADDITIONS AND UPDATES:

- Added Tamalalu [2000-disc] to Sekou Kouyate discography.

VIDEOS ADDED TO BALAFOLALU YOUTUBE PLAYLISTS:
Camara, Alikhali [Khali] (1); Camara, M'Bemba (1); Camara, M'Mabou (1); Conde, Adama (1); Diabate, Keletigui (3); Diabate, Sourakata (4); Kante, Djessou Mory (1); Kouyate, Bourema (1); Kouyate, Lansine "Boua" (1); Kouyate, Mohamed No. 1 (8); Soumano, Ibrahima "RDA" (1); Suso, Yusupha (1)

DISCOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY ITEM ADDITIONS:

Dagnon, Bako [2007-disc]: jarabi

Diabate, Amy [2011-disc]: bani/makhadi

Diabate, Cheick Hamala [2009-disc]: bani/makhadi

Diabate, Cheick Hamala and Bob Carlin [2007-disc]: bani/makhadi

Diabate, Naimy Sumu [2004-disc]: alifa yaya; lamban/sandia

Diabate, Naini [1988-disc]: lamban/sandia

Diabate, Prince [2006-disc]: bani/makhadi

Dioubate, Namassa [2013-disc]: lamban/sandia

Horoya Band [n.d.-disc]: bani/makhadi; fama denke; warra

Jegede, Tunde [2014-disc]: allah l'a ke; duga; kaira; keme burema/sori; maki; masani cisse

Kamissoko, Aminata [1997-disc]: bani/makhadi; jarabi

Kouyate, Saramba [2012-disc]: 56

Messager du Mali, Les [1983-disc]: bani/makhadi; sinyaro

Nyakɜ [199?-disc]: kanimba

L'Orchestre le Bida de la Capitale [1977-disc]: bani/makhadi; also a reference from this same disc.

Sacko, Fanta [1972-disc]: jarabi

Sow, Malick Pathé [2008-disc]: bani/makhadi

Various Artists [1999-disc]: bani/makhadi

Zanetti, Vincent [2011-disc]: bani/makhadi


MISC. UPDATES:

- Updated YouTube channel information.

- Updated videos explanation.

May 2014:

MAIN MENU ITEMS:

- Added songs tab to: jarabi.

NEW VIDEOS:
56 (3); allah l'a ke (1); apollo (2); bani/makhadi (6); chedo (2); duga (2); fode kaba (1); guinea fare (1); janjon (2); jarabi (6); jina muso (1); kaira (6); kanimba (1); keme burema/sori (5); kulanjan (1); lamban/sandia (1); maki (1); makuru (1); mali sajo (1); mariama (2); masani cisse (3); nanfulen (1); paya paya (1); sökö (1); sörsörnë (1); sunjata (1); taara (3); tabara (1); talasa (3); tiramakan (2); tutu jara/bajuru (1); warra (1); yankadi (1)

BALAFOLALU DIRECTORY ADDITIONS AND UPDATES:

- Updated balafolalu Ibrahima Diawara and Ibrahima "RDA" Soumano. Thanks to YouTube user ngoniba for helping to clarify the confusion here; Eric Charry (2000: 376) asserts Ibrahima Diawara as the balafola for Horoya Band, but Famoro Dioubate insists that "RDA" was Horoya Band's balafola (Dioubate 2012-per). (Actually, both may be correct, as (a) credits on LPs and CDs of Mande music are occasionally inaccurate, and (b) it may be that for the three albums cited the balafola was in fact Diawara, Soumano having recorded other albums with Horoya.) Whatever the case, for now I will go with the liner notes below (and so, with Charry):

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- Added balafola: Yaya Jassy

- Added references to: Fili Jobarteh; Omar Jobarteh; Sambel Jobarteh

- Added Baaba Maal [1989-disc] to Diombo Kouyate discography.

- Added Vincent Zanetti [2010-disc] to Siaka Diabate discography.

- Added YouTube playlist for Diombo Kouyate.

- Added Cédric Dupire and Matthieu Imbert-Bouchard [2008-vid] to Sekou Conde videography.

- Added link to: Naby Camara

VIDEOS ADDED TO BALAFOLALU YOUTUBE PLAYLISTS:
Camara, Naby "Eco" (3); Camara, Yadi (1); Diabate, Fassery (10); Diabate, Keletigui (1); Diabate, Lassana (3); Kouyate, Diombo (2); Kouyate, Lansine "Boua" (3); Kouyate, Nankoman (1)

NEW REFERENCES FROM ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS:

Eric Charry [2000] book: 56

Sidia Jatta [1985] chapter: Mawdo Suso

Jan Jansen [1996] article: Nankoman Kouyate and Lansine "Boua" Kouyate

David Racanelli [2012] article: nanfulen


DISCOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY ITEM ADDITIONS:

Diabate, Toumani [1988a-disc]: jarabi

Dupire, Cédric and Matthieu Imbert-Bouchard [2008-vid]: fakoli; kawa; nanfulen; sökö; soliwulen

Maal, Baaba [1989-disc]: bani/makhadi

Suso, Foday Musa [1997-disc]: kelefaba, lamban/sandia

Toure, Ali Farka [1992-disc]: 56


MISC. UPDATES:

- Added Tuning and Tempo columns to the discography tables. Filling them out will take some time, but I think they'll be useful when I can get to it. Here's one that I have begun filling out: mane

- Updated discography explanation.

April 2014:

NEW VIDEOS:
apollo (1); chedo (1); diya (1); fakoli (1); jula faso (1); jula jekere (1); kaira (1); konden (1); lamban/sandia (2); sökö (1); sunjata (1); tabara (1)

BALAFOLALU DIRECTORY ADDITIONS AND UPDATES:

- Added balafola: Bana Kanute

VIDEOS ADDED TO BALAFOLALU YOUTUBE PLAYLISTS:
Camara, Yadi (2); Kanute, Bana (4); Suso, Mawdo (3)

DISCOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY ITEM ADDITIONS:

Group Bwazan [2011-disc]: dunumba, koreduga, lamban/sandia, sunu

Kone, Basidi [2004-disc]: koreduga

March 2014:

NEW VIDEOS:
allah l'a ke (1); chedo (2); dunumba (3); jarabi (3); kassa (1); kebendo (1); kelefaba (2); konden (1); konkoba (1); kumbu sora (2); kulanjan (1); lamban/sandia (2); lasidan (2); nanfulen (2); sehuluse (2); simbomba (1); sörsörnë (1); soli (1); sunjata (1); tiriba (1); tubaka (1); yankadi (1)

BALAFOLALU DIRECTORY ADDITIONS AND UPDATES:

- Added balafola: Djeli Modou Kouyate

- Added balafola: Ansumana Suso

VIDEOS ADDED TO BALAFOLALU YOUTUBE PLAYLISTS:
Bangoura, Amadou "Papus" (2); Camara, Abdoulaye (1); Camara, Mohammed "Yelike" (3); Camara, Oumar "Livio" (14); Conde, Adama (1); Diabate, Sory (6); Kouyate, Djeli Modou (3); Suso, Ansumana (11); Suso, Yusupha (5)

DISCOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY ITEM ADDITIONS:

Coulibaly, Soungalo [1999-disc]: koreduga

Coulibaly, Soungalo [2004-disc]: koreduga

Drame, Adama [1983-disc]: koreduga

February 2014:

NEW VIDEOS:
allah l'a ke (2); bani/makhadi (2); chedo (1); kaira (2); keme burema/sori (1); mali sajo (1); miniyamba (2); sofa (1); sökö (5); tabara (2); warra (1)

BALAFOLALU DIRECTORY ADDITIONS AND UPDATES:

- Added balafola: Kankou Sory Kante

- Added balafola: Sekou Kouyate

VIDEOS ADDED TO BALAFOLALU YOUTUBE PLAYLISTS:
Camara, Naby "Eco" (1); Kante, Kankou Sory (2)

DISCOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY ITEM ADDITIONS:

Kouyate, Batourou Sekou [1977-disc]: janjon; keme burema/sori; kulanjan; warra

January 2014:

NEW VIDEOS:
allah l'a ke (1); bani/makhadi (1); kelefaba (1); masani cisse (1); sunjata (1); tutu jara/bajuru (1)

BALAFOLALU DIRECTORY ADDITIONS AND UPDATES:

- Added Lanaya [1998-disc] to Fassery Diabate discography.

VIDEOS ADDED TO BALAFOLALU YOUTUBE PLAYLISTS:
Diabate, Fassery (1); Diabate, Sory (1); Dioubate, Famoro (1)

DISCOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY ITEM ADDITIONS:

Kouyate, Sanougue [198?-disc]: bani/makhadi, warra

Lanaya [1998-disc]: sunjata

December 2013:

NEW VIDEOS:
bani/makhadi (2); duga (1); jarabi (2); lasidan (1); masani cisse (1); sinte (1); taara (1)

DISCOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY ITEM ADDITIONS:

Koumbassa, Youssouf [1999-vid]: dunumba, guinea fare, sinte, sörsörnë, tiriba

Kouyate, Mah no. 2 [2005-disc]: bani/makhadi

Kouyate, Soriba [1999-disc]: bani/makhadi, fama denke, mariama, masani cisse, saxo dugu

Tamalalou [2000-disc]: allah l'a ke, bani/makhadi, mariama, masani cisse, saxo dugu

Various Artists [1975-disc]: bani/makhadi

November 2013:

MAIN MENU ITEMS:

- Added piece nina: discography; videos.

NEW VIDEOS:
da monzon (1); kelefaba (2); mali sajo (2); nina (8); salya (1); sidi yella (1); sörsörnë (1)

VIDEOS ADDED TO BALAFOLALU YOUTUBE PLAYLISTS:
Bangoura, Amadou "Papus" (1); Camara, Alikhali [Khali] (1); Cissoko, Mamadou (1); Diabate, Sory (2)

DISCOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY ITEM ADDITIONS:

Ba Cissoko [2009-disc]: nina

October 2013:

MAIN MENU ITEMS:

- Added piece temedi kota: discography; references.

NEW VIDEOS:
jaa (1); limbanji toko (2); mamaya (1); sofa (1); sörsörnë (2); tiriba (1); tutu jara/bajuru (1)

VIDEOS ADDED TO BALAFOLALU YOUTUBE PLAYLISTS:
Bangoura, Epina (1); Camara, Yadi (3); Dioubate, Famoro (2); Kouyates of Niagassola (1)

DISCOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY ITEM ADDITIONS:

Bangoura, Fode Seydou [2005-disc]: makuru

Sissoko, Djelimoussa "Ballake" [2000-disc]: paya paya

September 2013:

MAIN MENU ITEMS:

- Added songs tabs to: alifa yaya; allah l'a ke; bani/makhadi; duga; janjon; keme burema/sori; konkoba; makuru; mali sajo; mamadou bitiki; miniyamba; taara; tiramakan.

SONGS UPDATES:
guinea fare; mamaya; sunjata; haidara/tantamba

NEW VIDEOS:
allah l'a ke (1); apollo (1); chedo (1); duga (1); guede man na (1); janjon (1); lamban/sandia (1); makuru (1); mamadou bitiki (3); sakonke (1); sunjata (1); taara (1); talasa (1); tubaka (1); warra (1)

BALAFOLALU DIRECTORY ADDITIONS AND UPDATES:

- Added "Show/Hide" buttons for balafolalu videographies. (See Famoro Dioubate, for example.)

- Added references to: Kouyates of Niagassola

VIDEOS ADDED TO BALAFOLALU YOUTUBE PLAYLISTS:
Alikhali [Khali] Camara (8); Yadi Camara (1); Adama Conde (2); Souleyman Diabate (2); Famoro Dioubate (1); Aly Keita (2); Bourema Kouyate (2); El Hadj Djeli Sory Kouyate (2)

DISCOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY ITEM ADDITIONS:

Billon, Yves, and Robert Minangoy [1997-vid]: lamban/sandia

Diarra, Papa Gaoussou [1999-disc]: mamaya

Kouyate, Kaniba Oule [n.d.-disc]: konkoba

Mandekalou [2006-disc]: duga

Rail Band [2006-disc]: mamadou bitiki

Toure, Ahmed Sekou [1971-disc]: duga, guinea fare

Toure, Ali Farka and Toumani Diabate [2005-disc]: mamadou bitiki


MISC. UPDATES:

- Added a Google-powered "Custom Search Engine" to the homepage. It may take a while before Google's bots are registering the most recent changes and additions.

August 2013:

MAIN MENU ITEMS:

- Added new section to site: songs.

- Added songs tabs to: baö; fama denke; guinea fare; haidara/tantamba; hama ba jata/jaka; kakilambe; kassa/sofa; kele ma'nyi; lamban/sandia; mamaya; mane; sinyaro; sökö; soli; sörsörnë; sunjata; tutu jara/bajuru; yankadi; warra.

- Added discography tab for sehuluse.

- Added discography and references tabs for xemefuri derabe.

- Added piece guede man na: discography; songs; videos.

- Added piece kanimba: discography; songs; videos.

- Changed "BALAFOLAW" (Bamanan spelling) to "BALAFOLALU" (Maninka spelling.)

NEW VIDEOS:
allah l'a ke (1); bani (1); duga (1); dunumba (1); fakoli (1); fama denke (1); fasson (1); guinea fare (1); hama ba jata (1); jimbasengo (1); kele ma'nyi (1); lamban/sandia (6); lasidan (1); mali sajo (1); mamadou bitiki (1); mamaya (4); miniyamba (1); nwato mbara (1); paya paya (1); saxo dugu (1); sunjata (3); taara (4); xemefuri derabe (2)

BALAFOLALU DIRECTORY ADDITIONS AND UPDATES:

- Added Various Artists (Ancient Heart) [1990-disc] to Mawdo Suso and Mahamadou Suso discographies.

- Added balafola: Sourakhata Dioubate

VIDEOS ADDED TO BALAFOLALU YOUTUBE PLAYLISTS:
Camara, Alikhali [Khali] (3); Camara, Balla No. 2 (2); Camara, M'Mabou (1); Camara, Naby "Eco" (5); Conde, Adama (3); Diabate, Lassana (4); Diabate, Sory (2); Kouyate, Bourema (2)

NEW REFERENCES FROM ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS:

Kaba, Mamadi [1995] book: alifa yaya, duga, dunumba, janjon, kele ma'nyi, kulanjan, mamadou bitiki, miniyamba, nanfulen, soli, sunjata, taara, tubaka


DISCOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY ITEM ADDITIONS:

Cisse, Ahmed Tidjane [2011-disc]: warra

Dioubate, Sourakhata et al. [2005-disc]: sörsörnë

Sylla, Abou [2011-disc]: sehuluse, sörsörnë

Various Artists (Togo) [1997-disc]: keme burema/sori, kumbu sora, mariama, masani cisse


MISC. UPDATES:

- The home page text has been updated slightly, making the sub-menu tabs explanation links easier to spot. I've also added a link for the "songs tab" explanation, and of course, added the corresponding page.

- Changed (simplified) css links styling.

- Added one blog post: Back on Track

July 2013:

MAIN MENU ITEMS:

- Added piece kobadia to main menu.

NEW VIDEOS:
bani (1); dunumba (6); faringbulo (1); fasson (1); fode kaba (1); guinea fare (1); hama ba jata (1); janjon (1); jarabi (13); jole (1); kaira (1); keme burema (1); kobadia (3); lamban (3); mali sajo (1); mane (2); miniyamba (1); paya paya (1); sabar (1); sehuluse (1); soli (1); sörsörnë (2); tutu jara/bajuru (1); yabule (1)

VIDEOS ADDED TO BALAFOLALU YOUTUBE PLAYLISTS:
Bangoura, Facinet (5); Camara, Moussa "N'fa Moussa" (1); Camara, Naby "Coyah" (1); Camara, Naby "Eco" (1); Cissoko, Mamadou (12); Dembele, Issiaka (1); Diabate, Keletigui (1); Diabate, Sory (1); Dioubate, Mohamed (1); Suso, Yusupha (1); Sylla, Abou (4)

NEW REFERENCES FROM ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS:

Kaba, Mamadi [1995] book: kobadia, mamaya, miniyamba


DISCOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY ITEM ADDITIONS:

Kanouté, Yayi [1991-disc]: jawura

Konte, Bai [1982-disc]: faringbulo

June 2013:

NEW VIDEOS:
allah l'a ke (1); da monzon (1); fasson (1); guinea fare (1); janjon (2); jimbasengo (1); kelefaba (1); kumbu sora (1); maki (1); mane (1); saxo dugu (1); sidi yella (1); sunjata (3); tutu jara (2)

VIDEOS ADDED TO BALAFOLALU YOUTUBE PLAYLISTS:
Camara, Naby "Eco" (5); Diabate, Seydou "Kanazoe" (1); Kouyate, Lansine "Boua" (1); Sylla, Abou (1)

(Thanks to Sławek from Poland for bringing the saxo dugu video to my attention.)

May 2013:

NEW VIDEOS:
da monzon (1); duga (1); duga (1); fakoli (1); guinea fare (1); hama ba jata (1); kaira (1); kassa (1); kelefaba (2); janjon (1); jarabi (1); kaira (1); keme burema (1); konden (1); konkoba (1); kulanjan (4); mariama (2); nanfulen (1); paya paya (1); saxo dugu (1); söko (1); sunjata (6); taara (1); tubaka (2); tutu jara/bajuru (1)

BALAFOLALU DIRECTORY ADDITIONS AND UPDATES:

- Added links to: Balla Kouyate

- Added links to: Balla Camara No. 2

VIDEOS ADDED TO BALAFOLALU YOUTUBE PLAYLISTS:
Camara, Moussa "Nfa Moussa" (1); Camara, Naby (3); Camara, Yadi (1); Diabate, Keletigui (2); Diabate, Loutigui (1); Diabate, Sory (6); Dioubate, Famoro (1); Kouyate, Bourema (2)

DISCOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY ITEM ADDITIONS:

Diabate, Adama [1995-disc]: jawura

April 2013:

NEW VIDEOS:
allah l'a ke (2); bakari jan (1); bani/makhadi (1); da monzon (1); duga (3); fama denke (2); haidara/tantamba (1); hama ba jata (1); janjon (2); kaira (2); kassa (1); kelefaba (1); kele ma'nyi (1); keme burema/sori (3); kulanjan (1); lamban/sandia (1); lasidan (2); maki (1); mali sajo (2); mamadou bitiki (1); miniyamba (1); paya paya (1); soli (2); sunjata (2); suwaresi (1); taara (2); tiramakan (2); tiriba (1); tutu jara/bajuru (3)

And while we're on the subject of videos, here's some unfortunate news: the YouTube user torchy56, who had dozens of videos in the mandebala.net playlists was deleted from YouTube for "multiple third-party claims of copyright infringement." All of the material that this user was sharing, therefore, has instantly vanished from mandebala.net. I am in email contact with torchy56 and I'll do my best to recover some of what has been lost, but the recovery process means that for the next while, certain videos that I index here as "new" will in fact just be a re-indexing of something that was already in a playlist. Case in point: the Bärenreiter Musicaphon videos.

BALAFOLALU DIRECTORY ADDITIONS AND UPDATES:

- Added "Show/Hide" buttons for balafolalu discographies. (See Famoro Dioubate, for example.) This allows users to easily check which pieces (of those indexed on mandebala.net) a given balafola plays on a given album. I have also finally fixed the jumpy slide animation for all of the Show/Hide buttons, both here and on the sources tab. On the sources tab the animated elements are so numerous that the animation is still slow and clunky, but it's better than it was. Eventually I might totally replace the animating script, but for now, at least the jumpiness is under control.

- Added references to: Alikhali [Khali] Camara; Famoro Dioubate; Kouyates of Niagassola; Abou Sylla; Konomba Traore

- Added balafolalu: Seydou "Kanazoe" Diabate; Fili Jobarteh; Omar Jobarteh; Sambel Jobarteh; Baadi Jaasi; Musa Jebateh; Bukari Jobate; Falli Jobate; Mamadi Jobate; Sainey Kuyate; Umari Kuyate; Wali Kuyate; Bukari Suso; N'Famady Kouyate

VIDEOS ADDED TO BALAFOLALU YOUTUBE PLAYLISTS:
Mohammed "Yelike" Camara (1); Adama Conde (1); Loutigui Diabate (8); Seydou "Kanazoe" Diabate (14); Souleyman Diabate (5); Bourema Kouyate (8); Djeli Mady Kouyate (4); Lansine Kouyate (3); Nankoman Kouyate (2); N'Famady "Alaye" Kouyate (13); Kouyates of Niagassola (2); Konomba Traore (2)

UPDATED SOURCES APPENDIX ENTRIES:

Kone, Drissa. 2008. Kurubamako. Extra/Extraplatte, EXCD697.

Sissoko, Djelimoussa "Ballake." 1997. Jeli Moussa Sissoko: Kora Music from Mali. Bibi B. Bucking Musikverlag/Nbg., 9764-2 Indigo.


NEW REFERENCES FROM ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS:

Lynne Jessup [1983] book: allah l'a ke, fama denke, faringbulo, jaka, jina muso, kelefaba, kumbu sora, lamban/sandia, mamadou bitiki, miniyamba, paya paya, sinyaro, warra, yankadi


DISCOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY ITEM ADDITIONS:

Bakayoko, Daouda [2013-disc]: kulanjan

Bangoura, Yaya "El Bangou" [2000-disc]: soli

Conde, Kemo [2001-disc]: mamadou bitiki

Diabate, Madou Sidiki [2011-disc]: fama denke, mamadou bitiki

Diabate, Madou Sidiki [2013-disc]: fama denke, kaira, tutu jara/bajuru

Kamissoko, Aminata [2011-disc]: fakoli, taara

Kante, Manfila & Salif Keita [2005-disc]: jimbasengo, jula jekere, kura m'bisan, taara, tiramakan

Kante, Mory [1986-disc]: kebendo

Keita, Mamady [2010-disc]: sunjata

Keita, Salif [2005-disc]: kassa

Koïta, Diaba [2012-disc]: kelefaba, kele ma'nyi, tutu jara/bajuru

Kone, Babani [2011-disc]: kele ma'nyi

Kouyate, Bassekou and Ngoni Ba [2013-disc]: kele ma'nyi

Kouyate, Batourou Sekou [1975-disc]: janjon, keme burema/sori, kulanjan, warra

Kouyate, Papa et Kandia [2012-disc]: keme burema/sori, warra

Ngom, Moussa [2012-disc]: chedo

Polak, Rainer, prod. [2008-disc]: manjani, sunu

Rouget, Gilbet, prod. [1954-disc]: fama denke, kaira, keme burema/sori, sira ba bolo

Sacko, Ousmane [2012a-disc]: apollo

Sacko, Ousmane [2012b-disc]: kele ma'nyi

Sarr, Ibrahima [2006-disc]: kaira, lamban/sandia, soboninkun

Sissokho, Zal Idrissa [2008-disc]: kumbu sora

Sissoko, Bazoumana [n.d.-disc]: janjon, sunjata

Soumah, Momo "Wandel" [1994-disc]: sörörnë

Tirera, Diare Oussy [2011-disc]: bakari jan

Tounkara, Boubou [n.d.-disc]: alifa yaya, duga, taara, tutu jara/bajuru

Tounkara, Djelimady [1979-disc]: fama denke, sunjata

Various Artists (Badenya) [2002-disc]: added references for allah l'a ke, fakoli, janjon, keme burema/sori, nanfulen, sidi yella

Various Artists (Case Sanga) [2012-disc]: mali sajo

Various Artists (Orchestre Danse de Guéckédou) [1962-disc]: kebendo

Various Artists (Orchestre de Beyla) [1962-disc]: chedo, guinea fare, fama denke, jula jekere, saxo dugu, tutu jara

Zanetti, Vincent [2011-disc]: talasa

March 2013:

NEW VIDEOS:
bani/makhadi (1); chedo (5); denykemba (1); guinea fare (1); janjon (1); jarabi (1); kelefaba (2); keme burema/sori (1); kulanjan (1); lamban/sandia (2); saxo dugu (1); sunjata (4); taara (1); tutu jara/bajuru (1)

BALAFOLALU DIRECTORY ADDITIONS AND UPDATES:

- Added balafola: Siaka Diabate

VIDEOS ADDED TO BALAFOLALU YOUTUBE PLAYLISTS:
Naby "Coyah" Camara (1); Siaka Diabate (6); Mohamed Dioubate (1)

NEW REFERENCES FROM ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS:

Vincent Zanetti [2006] article: Siaka Diabate


DISCOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY ITEM ADDITIONS:

Les Ballets Africains [2004-disc]: dunumba, fama denke, jole, tutu jara/bajuru

Camara, Amara [nd-disc]: keme burema/sori, konkoba

Camio, Mansa [2006-disc]: dunumba, konden

Camio, Mansa, and Sofoli [2006-disc]: konkoba

Cissokho, Djéour [2003-disc): bani/makhadi, tutu jara/bajuru

Coulibaly, Soungalo [2004-vid]: Siaka Diabate

Jobarteh, Amadu Bansang [1978-disc]: allah l'a ke, fode kaba, jula faso, kelefaba, lamban/sandia, mali sajo, tutu jara/bajuru

Keita, Mamady [2004-disc]: jole, kassa, komo (denw), soboninkun, soli, tiriba

Konate, Famoudou [1991-disc]: dunumba, kassa, mamaya, manjani, sofa, sökö, soli

Kouyate, Sadio [nd-disc]: bani/makhadi, lamban

Oulare, Fadouba [2008-disc]: fakoli, kawa, konden, konkoba, manjani, nanfulen, sökö

Rouget, Gilbert, prod. [1999-disc]: kaira, keme burema/sori, komo (denw), sira ba bolo, sunjata, tabara

Zemp, Hugo [2005-vid]: Siaka Diabate

February 2013:

NEW TRANSCRIPTIONS:

boloba/kura

NEW VIDEOS:
bani (3); boloba (1); chedo (1); guinea fare (1); janjon (1); jarabi (3); kelefaba (1); kele ma'nyi (1); konkoba (1); kulanjan (1); kumbu sora (1); lamban (1); maki (1); mali sajo (3); mamaya (1); mariama (1); mansani cisse (3); miniyamba (1); sabar (1); sehuluse (1); sinyaro (1); soboninkun (1); soliwulen (1); sörsörnë (3); taara (1); talasa (1); tubaka (3); tutu jara/bajouou (1)

BALAFOLALU DIRECTORY ADDITIONS AND UPDATES:

- Added reference to: El Hadj Djeli Sory Kouyate

- Added balafola: Mohamed Dioubate

- Added balafola: Djibril Camara

VIDEOS ADDED TO BALAFOLALU YOUTUBE PLAYLISTS:
Djibril Camara (1); M'Mabou Camara (1); Naby "Coyah" Camara (1); Fassery Diabate (1); Lassana Diabate (1); Mohamed Dioubate (3); Makan Diabate (1); Burema Kouyate (2); Lansine Kouyate (2); Ibrahima "RDA" Soumano (3); Mawdo Suso (2); Abou Sylla (8)

DISCOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY ITEM ADDITIONS:

- M'Bemba Bangoura [2011-vid]: dunumba, kassa, mane, tiriba

- Thione Diop [2011] disc: Naby "Coyah" Camara, fasson, paya paya

- Djelimoussa "Ballake" Sissoko [2013-disc]: tutu jara/bajuru, Fassery Diabate

January 2013:

MAIN MENU ITEMS:

- Added piece bajuru to main menu. (According to YouTube user ju76000, who confirmed for me that the Fanta Damba track added last week was indeed a version of tutu jara, bajuru is another name for tutu jara, or rather, tutu jara is a song that belongs to the complex of songs called bajuru. Either way, all the bajuru [and the tutu jara] tabs now link to the corresponding tutu jara/bajuru pages.)

- Added pieces koreduga and komo to main menu; incl. discography, references, and videos tabs.

- Added references tab to talasa.

- Added videos tab to kumbu sora.

NEW VIDEOS:
alifa yaya (1); allah l'a ke (2); bani/makhadi (2); baö (1); boloba/kura (1); chedo (1); da monzon (2); diya (1); duga (2); dunumba (1); fula fare (1); guinea fare (1); janjon (2); jarabi (1); jawura (8); jimbasengo (1); jula faso (1); kaira (3); kelefaba (3); keme burema/sori (3); komo (denw) (10); koreduga (8); kumbu sora (6); kura m'bisan (2); lamban/sandia (10); mali sajo (2); mariama (7); miniyamba (3); nanfulen (1); sinyaro (3); soboninkun (5); soli (1); sörsörnë (2); sunjata (8); sunu (3); taara (4); talasa (1); haidara/tantamba (1); tiramakan (4); tutu jara/bajuru (8); warra (2)

BALAFOLALU DIRECTORY ADDITIONS AND UPDATES:

- Added balafola Banna Jobarteh: added 1 video to YouTube playlist.

- Added "Various Artists - Symphonie Mandingue au Daniel Sorano a Dakar" to Keletigui Diabate discography.

- Added YouTube playlists for Loutigui Diabate, Makan Diabate, Fabala Kanuteh, and Kemo Kouyate.

- Added "Bembeya Jazz National - Regard sur le passé" to El Hadj Djeli Sory Kouyate discography.

- I'm considering adding a references section to the BALAFOLALU pages. I think the idea is good, but I'm not yet sure about how to handle the formatting. In any case, here are two "test pages": Bourema Kouyate and Lansine Kouyate.

- Added references sections to: "Papa" Ladji Camara, Younoussa Camara, Keletigui Diabate, Loutigui Diabate, Sidi Karamon Dioubate, Sidi Mamadi Dioubate, Sidi Moussa Dioubate, Mori Jobarteh, Kalifa Kamara, "Djessou" Mory Kante, Kemo Kouyate, El Hadj Djeli Sory Kouyate, Kouyates of Niagassola, Ibrahima "RDA" Soumano, Abou Sylla

- Added Kaira Ben [1996-disc] to Keletigui Diabate discography.

- Added balafola Modibo Diabate.

VIDEOS ADDED TO BALAFOLALU YOUTUBE PLAYLISTS:
Mohammed "Yelike" Camara (1); Naby "Coyah" Camara (1); Issiaka Dembele (1); Fassery Diabate (2); Keletigui Diabate (8); Loutigui Diabate (12); Makan Diabate (1); Mamadou "Kibie" Diabate (1); Koca Sale Dioubate (2); "Djessou" Mory Kante (1); Fabala Kanuteh (1); Aly Keita (1); Bourema Kouyate (14); Kemo Kouyate (3); Lansine Kouyate (3); Djeli Moridjan Kouyate (1); El Hadj Djeli Sory Kouyate (14); Nankoman Kouyate (1); Ibrahima "RDA" Soumano (2)

UPDATED SOURCES APPENDIX ENTRIES:

Jobarteh, Ebraima "Tata Dindin." 1994. Salam: New Kora Music. World Network, WDR 56.981.

Various Artists. 1996. The Divas from Mali: Kandia Kouyate, Mah Damba, Sali Sidibe, Oumou Sangare. World Network, WDR 28.301.


NEW REFERENCES FROM ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS:

Mary Jo Arnoldi [2000] article: duga

Charles Bird [1972] chapter: da monzon; duga; janjon; sunjata

Charles Bird and Martha Kendall [1980] chapter: da monzon

James Brink [1978] article: koreduga

James Brink [1982] article: koreduga

Jean-Paul Colleyn and Laurie Ann Farrell [2001] article: duga; komo (denw); koreduga

David Conrad [1989] article: janjon

David Conrad [2010] article: mamaya

Michael Coolen [1983] article: alifa yaya; boloba/kura; duga; sunjata; tutu jara/bajuru

Jean Decock [1968] article: manjani

Lucy Durán [1995] article: duga; kulanjan; soboninkun

Lucy Durán [2007] article: duga; fakoli; janjon; sunjata; tutu jara/bajuru

Anthony King [1974] article: boloba/kura; faringbulo; fode kaba; kelefaba; lamban/sandia; mali sajo

Frederick Lamp [1986] article: kakilambe

Patrick R. McNaughton [1988] book: komo (denw), soboninkun

Yves Person [1963] article: keme burema/sori

Brian Peterson [2008] article: keme burema/sori

Lamine O. Sanneh [1979] book: fode kaba

Mark Sunkett [1995] book: manjani

Tal Tamari [2009] article: talasa

B. Michael Williams [1997] article: kassa

B. Michael Williams [1999] article: manjani

Dominique Zahan [1960] book: komo (denw), koreduga

Dominique Zahan [1974] book: komo (denw); koreduga

Vincent Zanetti [1999] article: dunumba; kawa; soboninkun; soli; soliwulen


DISCOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY ITEM ADDITIONS:

- Samuel Charters - African Journey: alifa yaya, chedo, kelefaba, keme burema, and tutu jara references and discographies, as well as Mawdo Suso and Fabala Kanuteh pages

- Legends of West Africa film: baö and Koca Sale Dioubate page

- Mark Sunkett [1998] film: manjani reference

- Manthia Diawara [2003] film: Alikhali Camara and Sory Diabate

- From Rainer Polak [1999-disc], I've added komo, sunu, and dunumba references as well as a komo discographic entry.

- Assita Tounkara and Bakaroba Diabate [n.d.-disc]: Keletigui Diabate

- Wande Kouyate [n.d.-disc]: Keletigui Diabate

- L'Ensemble Instrumental du Mali [n.d.-disc]: Djely Mady Diabate and Modibo Diabate


MISC. UPDATES:

- Updated Eric Charry [2000] reference for soboninkun.

- Updated Eric Charry [2000] Map 7 for all relevant pieces; added Map 7 in new references for: alifa yaya, bani/makhadi, fode kaba, kura m'bisan.

- Updated Roderic Knight [1983] Table 1 and Table 2 highlighting in references for all relevant pieces: alifa yaya, allah l'a ke, boloba/kura, chedo, duga, fama denke, faringbulo, fode kaba, hama ba jata, janjon, jula faso, jula jekere, kaira, kelefaba, keme burema, kumbu sora, lamban/sandia, maki, mali sajo, mamadou bitiki, masani cisse, miniyamba, sira ba bolo, sunjata, taara, tabara, tiramakan, tutu jara/bajuru.

- Under the links tab, a new link has been added: webMande.

- Removed all deleted videos from all YouTube playlists, which unfortunately included over half of the Abou Sylla videos, since one of his principal benefactors appears to have deleted her account.

- Updated videos explanation.

- Added a forum tab to the main menu. This tab links to a bulletin board-style forum where my username is the same as my YouTube username: "torpeza."

December 2012:

- Added videos to: alifa yaya (1); allah l'a ke (2); bani (1); duga (1); fama denke (2); janjon (1); jarabi (1); jawura (1); kaira (3); kassa (2); keme burema (1); kelefaba (1); kulanjan (1); lamban (6); limbanji toko (3); mali sajo (3); maki (1); miniyamba (1); mariama (1); mamaya (5); saxo dugu (1); soli (2); sörsörnë (1); sosisa (1); sunjata (5); taara (2); tabara (1); toubaka (2); tutu jara (1); warra (2); yankadi (1)

- Added videos to BALAFOLALU YouTube playlists: Amadou "Papus" Bangoura (1); Naby "Eco" Camara (3); Yadi Camara (2); Adama Conde (20); Keletigui Diabate (1); Lassana Diabate (3); Sory Diabate (7); Famoro Dioubate (3); Bourema Kouyate (12); Lansine Kouyate (1)

- Updated sources appendix entries (as well as corresponding discography, reference, and BALAFOLALU links):

Discography
Alberts, Arthur S., prod. 1998. The Arthur S. Alberts; Collection: More Tribal, Folk, and Café Music of West Africa. Previously unreleased material. Rykodisc, RCD 10401. Reissued in 2011 as part of Smithsonian Folkways' Mickey Hart Collection, HRT15016.
Balla et Ses Balladins. 2008. The Syliphone Years. Stern's Africa, STCD3035-36.
Les Ballets Africains. 1991. Les Ballets Africains. Doundoumba, DDB 40001; Buda, 82513-2.
———. 1993. Les Ballets Africains: Silo. Buda, 92579-2.
———. 1995. Les Ballets Africains: Heritage. Doundoumba/Buda 92634-2.
———. 2007. Memoire du Manding. Large Scale.
Bangoura, Fode Seydou. 2005. Fakoly 1.
Bangoura, Mohamed. 2001. Guinée: Percussions et Chants Baga. Buda.
Bembeya Jazz (National). 2004. The Syliphone Years. Stern's. STCD 3021-22. 2 Compact discs.
Camara, Alkhaly. 2004. Xylophone Masters: Guinea; Alkhaly Camara, Vol. 1. Marimbalafon, MBCD001.
Camara, Karamoko. 2003. Benkadi.
Camara, Karamoko & Ben Kadi. 2005. Koh Youmalon I.
———. 2005. Koh Youmalon II.
———. 2009. N'Teri.
Camara, Ladji. n.d. Africa, New York. Recorded 1975. Lyrichord, LYRCD 7345.
———. 1993. Les ballets africains de Papa Ladji Camara. Lyrichord, LYRCD 7419.
Camara, Mohamed Joh. n.d. Tata Denké Vol. 1.
Conde, Moussa "Bolokada." 2005. Morowaya. Abaraka Music, 107130.
———. 2006. Sankaran. Abaraka Music, 107557.
Coulibaly, Soungalo. 2001. Dengo. Ethnomad, ARN 64544.
Dagnon, Bako. 2007. Titati. Discograph, 6133012.
———. 2009. Sidiba. Discograph, 14664.
Diabate, Adama. 1995. Jako Baye. Stern's Africa, STCD 1062.
Diabate, Madou Sidiki. 2006. Traditional Kora Music from Mali. System Krush/Ascap, CD006.
Diabate, Nainy. 1997. Nafa. Stern's Africa, STCD 1083.
Diabaté, Toumani. 2006. Toumani Diabaté's Symmetric Orchestra: Boulevard De L'Independance. World Circuit, WCD 074.
Dioubate, Oumou. 1999. Wambara. Stern's Africa, STCD 1046.
Doumbia, Abdoul. 2005. Denbaya. Kanaga System Krush.
Eyre, Banning, prod. 2000. In Griot Time: String Music from Mali. Stern's Africa, STCD 1089.
Jobarteh, Malamini, and Dembo Konte. 1985. Jaliya. Stern's, 1010.
Kaira Ben. 1996. Singa. Stern's/Djenne, STCD 1072.
Kone, Babani. 1997. Sanou Djala. Samassa. Re-released by Stern's Music, STCD 1085.
Kouyate, (El Hadj) Djeli Sory. 1992. Guinée: Anthologie du balafon mandingue. 3 vols. Buda, 92520-2, 92534-2, 92535-2.
Kouyate, Kandia. 1999. Kita Kan. Stern's Africa, STCD 1088.
Rail Band. 2007. Belle Epoque. Vol. 1. Soundiata. Stern's, STCD 3033-34. 2 vols. Reissue of: 1970, BM 30 L 2606; 1973, RCAM 013373; 1975, RCAM 3301-02, 3305; and 1976, Kouma 1040.
———. 2009. Belle Epoque. Vol. 3. Dioba. Stern's, STCD 3043-44. 2 vols. Reissue of: 1973, RCAM 013373; 1975, RCAM 3301-05; and 1976, Kouma KLP 1043.
Les Nyamakala du Fouta Djallon. 1992. Guinée: Les Nyamakala du Fouta Jallon. Buda, 92530-2.
Percussions de Guinée. 1989. Percussions de Guinée. Buda, 82501-2; Doundoumba, DDB 40002.
———. 1994. Percussions de Guinée. Vol. 2. Buda, 92586-2.
Sangare, Oumou. 1990. Moussolou. Syllart. Reissued 1991, World Circuit, WCD 021.
Sissoko, Mama. 1997. Amours jarabi. Buda, 82940-2.
———. 1999. Soleil de minuit. Buda, 82990-2.
Sow, Mohamed Saïdou. 2006. Guinée: Flûte Peule du Fouta Djallon. Buda.
Suso, Salieu. 1993. Griot. Lyrichord, LYRCD 7418.
Sylla, Macire. 2004. Guinée, vol. 11: Sarefi. Ethnomad/Arion.
Toure, Ali Farka. 1994. Ali Farka Toure with Ry Cooder: Talking Timbuktu. Hannibal/World Circuit HNCD 1381.
Toure, Ali Farka and Toumani Diabate. 2005. In the Heart of the Moon. World Circuit, WCD 072.
Wassa. 1991. Songs and Rhythms from the Coastal Region of Guinea. Buda, 92518-2.
Wofa. 1995. Rhythms and Songs from the Coastal Region of Guinea. Buda, 92624-2.
———. 2001. Wofa! "Iyo" Live. Guinea: A Concert of Percussions. Buda.

- Added Lamine Camara to BALAFOLALU directory.

- Added "Manfila Kante & Salif Keita - Dans l'authenticité" to sources appendix; added same to kura m'bisan, taara, and tubaka discographies.

- Added "Ami Koita - Pour Collectionneur" to sources appendix and to taara discography.

- Added piece yamama to main menu; incl. discography, references, and videos tabs.

- Added "Kemo Conde - Soumankoï" to Adama Conde discography; updated corresponding discography and sources appendix links.

- Sory confirmed for me that Adama Conde lives in Paris currently. (This change is also reflected on the BALAFOLALU directory index page.)

- Added 1 link to Sory Diabate's BALAFOLALU page.

- Installed the Adblock Plus extension to Firefox. To do this, just follow the link and then press the big green Install Adblock Plus button. Allow Firefox to install. Then refresh Firefox. And that should be it——it's installed as an extension in your Firefox browser. If you want to uninstall or disable Adblock Plus for any reason, go to Tools, Add-ons, Extensions.

- Added "Salieu Suso - Source of Goodness" to sources appendix. Added same to chedo, kaira, and tutu jara discographies.

- Added "Petit" Adama Diarra to BALAFOLALU directory.

- Added "Petit Adama Diarra - Petit Adama and Diarra Kan: Tounga" to sources appendix. Added same to "Petit" Adama Diarra BALAFOLALU page.

November 2012:

- Added videos to: allah l'a ke (1); diya (2); fula fare (2); jarabi (1); kaira (4); kala (1); keme burema (1); konkoba (1); mali sajo (1); mamaya (1); miniyamba (1); saxo dugu (1); sofa (1); soli (1); taara (1); talasa (1); tiriba (1)

- Added videos to BALAFOLALU YouTube playlists: Mohamed "Yelike" Camara (2); Naby "Coyah" Camara (3); Seny Camara (2); Fassery Diabate (1); Keletigui Diabate (2); Mamadou "Kibie" Diabate (8); Famoro Dioubate (1); Mohamed Kouyate No. 1 (1)

- Added 1 video to haidara, 1 video to tantamba. (And it looks like I've got some ironing out to do. . . . haidara, tantamba [a.k.a. yeye?], and salimou . . . what's what here?)

- Added "Fode Moussa 'Lavia' Camara - Bemanankan" & "Mohammed Diarra - Cobra" to sources appendix and to corresponding discography and references tabs.

- Added Alpha Sylla to BALAFOLALU directory.

- Added "Macire Sylla - Maya Irafama" & "Macire Sylla - Talitha" to sources appendix and to corresponding discography tabs.

- Added piece suge to main menu; incl. discography, references, and videos tabs.

- Added links to Prince Diabate's website for Djerelon disc in sources appendix and in corresponding discography tabs.

- Added Youssouf Conde to BALAFOLALU directory. (Naby mentioned knowing him.)

- Updated/removed 5 sources appendix links (as well as corresponding discography entry links):

Biblography
Bulman, Stephen P. D. 1997. "A Checklist of Published Versions of the Sunjata Epic." History in Africa, vol. 24, pp. 71–94.

Discography
Diabate, Mamadou. 2008. Douga Mansa. World Village, 468082.
Famoro Dioubaté's Kakande. 2008. Dununya. Jumbie, JMB0008.
Sylla, Abou. 2010. Just in Time. Self-produced.
Sylla, Abou. 2011. Give Thanks. Self-produced.


- Updated YouTube account username to Todd Martin; updated videos explanation.

- Added "Prince Diabate - New Life" to sources appendix and Famoro Dioubate discography.

- Added "Karamba Diabate - Journey Into Rhythm" video to sources appendix; added corresponding references to: fula fare, jole, kassa, konkoba, makuru, sökö, and yankadi.

- Added "Adama Dramé - 40th Anniversary" to sources appendix; added same to Mamadou "Kibie" Diabate discography.

- Added "Adama Dramé - Live" to sources appendix; added same to Mamadou "Kibie" Diabate discography.

- Added "Bolokada Conde - Morowaya" references to: manjani, soboninkun, sökö, soli.

- Added "Mamady Keita - A Giatè" to sources appendix; added Lansi Diabaté, Sandan Kouyaté, and Djania Camara to BALAFOLALU directory; updated Balla Camara No 1; added 1 track to mane discography. (Are Lansi Diabaté and Lansine Diabate the same person? Also, I'm only guessing that the Balla Camara on this disc is No 1 and not No 2, but given No 1's appearance in the 1991 Laurent Chevalier film, it seems likely.)

- Added 3 discs to Sory Diabate discography.

- Added 2 discs to Yelike Camara discography.