Manding Grooves creates cultural projects between West African musicians and the world.
Our projects include
*Creation of bands and ensembles
suited for music festivals, private parties, cinema soundtracks, and more.
*Cross-cultural collaborations performances and recordings.
*Educational Seminars and forums:
Manding people and history
Jeliya (the culture of griots)
Global issues offering African perspectives including racism, unequal distribution of power, climate change, global economics
Changing from local to global
Musical genres across the globe.
Religion and spirituality.
Music and cultural studies in Guinea
MG hosts musical and cultural programs in West Africa for musicians and others interested in cross-cultural learning.
Who we work with:
*Universities, symphonies, museums, and other social institutions.
*Music producers, agents, studios, publishers, and more, around the world.
*Documentary film-makers, journalists, writers.
*Musical composers, theater directors, dramaturgues, musicians, innovators in mixed-media art.
M a n d i n g G r o o v e s
Connecting West African griots to the world