Mamady Keïta

Mamady Keïta (* 1950 in Balandugu) is a musician from Guinea, Schlagzeuger and many more unusual: He is an Djembéfola artist, i.e. he plays the Djembé drum, from international rank, born in August 1950 in Balandugu (Guinea).


Mamady Keïta was born 1950 in Balandugu, a village in the Wassolon (province of Siguiri) in the proximity of the river Fé, in the Republic of Guinea. Its father is hunter master and fida tigi (masters of the plants and medicine man). It was introduced to the Djembé - art in the age from 7 years by Karinkadjan Kondé, an Djembéfola artist from its village. 1964, with 14 years, he was selected, to clenches national Djoliba in the characteristic as Hauptschlagzeuger and soloist to go. From 1979 to 1986 it was there active as an artistic director. It undertakes numerous tours in Africa, in Asia, in Europe and in the United States.

1986 it takes up its activity with clenches Kotéba of Souleymane Koli in Abidjan and 1987 plays it in the film “La Vie Platinée “from Claude Cadiou also, 1988 pulls it to Brussels (Belgium).

It offers courses for Schlagzeug, first of all also to Mandingue - rhythms. It accomplishes these together with the Ecole Répercussions and after the establishment of its own school (TamTam Mandingue) in the year 1991 with this.

1988 it created its new group of traditional Mandingue music, Sewa Kan likewise, with which it accomplishes several concerts in Europe (France , the Netherlands , Italy , Germany). 1989 it brings an album out “Wassolon “.

1990 it organizes the first training course over Percussion and African dances in Guinea in co-operation with the ministry for education and cultural of Guinea and the national ballet Djoliba with Répercussion.

1991 Laurent Chevalier the film “Djembéfolarealizes it is dedicated.

1992 it brings its new album out “Nankama “.

it makes a tour for 1994 by Japan (Tokyo, Osaka, Okayama, Kagoshima, Hiroshima, Kawasaki), together with its group of Sewa kan.

1995 come out its third album “Mögöbalu “. It visits the United States and for the second time Japan on the occasion of a tour.

1996 come out its album “Hamana “, which is dedicated to the guinesischen region of the same name. On it there are rhythms of the Dunumba, which distinguish strong men to hear.

1998 it brings its fifth album out “W/S “with the group of Sewa Kan.

2004 come “Djembe master “on the market.


  • Wassolon (Mamady Keïta and Sewa Kan), Fonti Musicali 1989
  • Nankama, Fonti Musicali 1992
  • Mögöbalu, Fonti Musicali 1995
  • Hamanah (Mamady Keïta and Mögöbalu), Fonti Musicali 1996
  • W/S (Mamady Keïta and Sewa Kan), Fonti Musicali 1998
  • Balandugu Kan, 2000
  • Mamady léé, M10, 2001
  • Djembe master, Follow ME Productions of 2004
  • masters OF Percussion of volume. 2 (Yelemba, Guem, Mamady Keïta) Follow ME Productions 2004

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