We bring the art of griot music to international listeners, using this music as a vehicle to send a positive message to the world while generating a sustainable income for the artists.


Griot (or jeli) music comes from the Manding, West African culture. Since 1235 CE, the start of the Malian Empire, the music and words inspired its listeners toward a greater good, toward living together in harmony. This noble profession and the style of message that it sends need not, nor should not, be fixed to one culture anymore. 

West African music with a message -- accessible to an international audience.

Manding Grooves is company dedicated to fair and equitable collaborations.
We support environmental, economical, social, and spiritual awareness in all of our work.  

Manding Grooves just produced a radio program called Global Griots on 
playing live on New York's WPRX on Nov. 18, and on the Afropop podcast after that. 
The program features France-based griots, Lansiné Kouyaté (Mali), Seydou "Kanazoé" Diabaté (Burkina Faso), Moh! Kouyaté (Guinea), Djene Kouyaté (Guinea) and Mohamed "Champion" Yonne (Guinea).
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Sekouba Kandia Kouyaté, Famoro Dioubaté, Gbessa Sékou Dioubaté


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