Manding Grooves creates musical projects between West African griots and the rest of the world.
Lisa Feder and Famoro Dioubate
Head Liaison, Africa: Famoro Dioubaté
Head Liaison, Europe and Americas.
(Liaison needed for Asia, Maghreb, and the Middle East.)
Visionary and Educator: Lisa Feder
Musical Contact, Conakry: Sékouba Kandia Kouyaté
Educational Director: Prince Diabaté
Grants and Funds Director: Job need to fill.
Secretary: Mamady Kouyaté
Djekoria Mory Kanté, Gbessa Sekou Diabate.
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Manding Grooves: Connecting West African griots to musicians worldwide.
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Our projects include:
*Creation of bands and ensembles suited for a wide range of purposes. Music festivals, Cinema soundtracks, classical ensembles, Solo, duo, trio, etc.. ensembles.
*Cross-cultural creations, collaborations, compositions, to the end of final performances and recordings.
*Educational projects that may include seminars and forums on:
--Manding people and history
--Major global issues offering one (of many) African perspectives.
--Hot Issues include racism, unequal distribution of power, global warming, global economics
Other subjects such as
--The global music industry and how it is changing,
--Musical genres across the globe.
-Religion and spirituality.
Who we work with:
*Universities, scholars, professors and teachers and social institutions. We organize and contribute to panels, discussions, presentations, and other educational forums.
*Music producers, agents, studios, publishers, and more, around the world.
*Documentarists, film-makers, journalists, writers, dramaturges.
*Musical composers, theatre directors, dramaturgues, musicians, innovators in mixed-media art.
Manding Grooves is a Manding-based international organization whose members are mostly West African, with an American founder and co-director.