Mamadou Diabate`s Percussion Mania
CD Kamalenya - front cover


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To demonstrate power, energy and courage, in order to be considered as an adult, is one of the most beautiful traditions - not only in Africa but world-wide, as Jérôme Ségur's exciting video documentation "Becoming a man in Melanesia" shows. In Africa, in the Mande language area this is called "Kamalenya". intoxicating battle of rhythms, in which not only the musicians are supposed to fall into a trance.