Mamady Keïta Rhythms Online Workshop
Fundraising for the medical centre Mamady built for his village
- 21 Jun 2022
Mamady’s greatest wish in his lifetime was for the rhythms he created to be taught to as many people as possible.
Besides MK Rhythms module courses, we’d also like to have a workshop every year where we share Mamady’s creations with the rest of the world.
And we believe the best time to do that is on the anniversary of his transition.
We also wish to honour Mamady’s legacy by making this workshop a fundraising event to support the medical centre that he built for his village Balandougou, which is situated beside his burial ground.
100% of the fees from this online workshop will be contributed to this fund.
This fund is managed by Mamady’s eldest – Abdoulaye Keïta – who oversees the continuation of the medical centre in the village, as well as the upkeep of the surroundings around Mamady’s burial ground.
His village life
The wood that Mamady only used for his djembe. Also known as the “devil wood”.
His society views
This rhythm was created to go along with a song which was sung about orphans in society.
His views on human virtues
This means “advice” in Malinkè. In life, we should always listen and follow good advice.
His tribute to great djembefolas
The master djembefola who was 20 years older than Mamady, from Faranah region.
His performance career
It means “Let’s go” in Malinĸè. The opening rhythm Mamady performed with his group Sewa Kan in the 2004 Couleur Café performance that was celebrated by djembe communities worldwide.
Mamady’s birth father who was a master hunter. His full name was Toumanin Keïta. Mamady’s 3rd birth child, whom he normally referred to as Muhammed, is named Toumanin as well.
A student from France who is a very good percussionist. Despite his professional skills, he always behaved as a beginner in Mamady’s workshops. Mamady remembered him as a very sweet and humble student.
Online learning of pre-recorded videos.
Sign up anytime, available all the time from 21 June 2022 onwards.
100% of workshop fees will go directly to help sustain the medical centre and other humanitarian work started by Mamady in his village.
How it works
A classroom code will be set up and sent to you before class begins. Get the app and join the virtual classroom to begin interactive learning with other students.