Lisa Feder works with Manding West African musicians called griots, or jeli oral-historians in France, the United States and West Africa. Her book, Jeliya at the Crossroads will be published in the Fall. 


Lisa is also the founder of Manding Grooves, company that promotes Manding culture and creates cross-cultural exchanges in music and the arts between Europe, the United States, and West Africa.

Lisa K. Feder

Jeliya at the Crossroads


Learning African wisdom through an embodied practice

Due in November 2021 by Palgrave MacMillan Press 2021.

Photo by author of Famoro Dioubaté, balafon griot from Guinea, West Africa, in New York City, 2018.