If ngoni, calabash, balafon, and cora mean anything to you, you’ll love these Myspace links.
Cora Meets Balafon Mamadou Diabate
Daouda Diabate Plays DabaBa on the Tusia Balafon
I play a 10 note balafon from Ghana, like the one in the picture, brought into the UK by Ghana Goods. However, I don’t play anywhere near as well as Moussa Diabate. The explanation below the video shows why I don’t play as well as Moussa Diabate. Moussa Diabate speaks on the Sambla balafon. His playing is awesome.
I’ve been playing the balafon for quite a few years. I followed a tape of riffs, none of which go anywhere near Moussa’s riffs. I have one original riff, which I recorded and uploaded here. I had a lot of trouble recording the balafon. I held the mike an inch above the keys with gaffer tape. It’s pitiful stuff in comparison to these guys, but I enjoy playing.
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Thanks for the plug. Maybe you can catch a show next time you are in the States or when I make it to the UK.
My pleasure. I’ll do just that. All the best – IDS
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