These are just a few samples of some of Lisa's favorite Manding artists. This music is protected under copyright law. If you are interested in purchasing, publishing or distributing this music, please contact Lisa@lisafeder.com
Famoro Dioubaté, Balafon. Solo album available here.
Djekoria Mory Kanté, guitarist, with Famoro Dioubate on balafon.
Sanna Camara from the Gambia on Bongho.
Manding Grooves started a documentary film project with the late, great Mory Kanté in 2019 to tell the story of Soundiata Keita's Malian Empire in 1235 CE which marks the beginning of jeli culture as we know it.
Mr. Kanté, world renowned for his hit song Yéké Yéké, passed away in Guinea, Conakry in June 2020. He was the first Manding jeli to bring his kora music onto the world stage in a popular dance band style. May his life, both deeply tied to his ancestral roots and fiercely modern and successful, be an inspiration for the current and future generation of jelis.