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