The Balafon with Aly Keita & Gert Kilian - 2 DVDs + Book

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The first DVD is a documentary: In the heart of the bush in Mali, in the little village of Konsankuy, Aly Keita returns to his roots. For the end of the year festivities, the village musicians and the group Super Zamaza, with Aly as their guest-star, play the pieces from the method on the DVD in their original context. In the griots' yard in the village, Youssouf and Aly Keita reveal the secrets of balafon making to us. We discover how music is part of their everyday lives. There are plenty of musical surprises for you!


47 min. French - English


The second DVD presents the techniques for playing the balafon. It proposes teaching traditional pieces to be played on one or two pentatonic balafons, but as well as on the marimba, xylophone or vibraphone. (Kanouzo - Boro Domborola - Djamanatigy - Fanta Mankane and Thindoro). Coordinated independence is studied thanks to the detailed presentation of each pattern, hand by hand, phrase by phrase. The possibility of looping and a play-along facilitate the work and make it possible to play with Aly.


45 min. English - French - German


The booklet includes the scores of the pieces played on the DVD. There is also a collection of photographs, the history of the balafon and its socio-cultural environment, technical explanations and an interview with Aly wiches completes this work. 98 pages English - French

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The first DVD is a documentary: In the heart of the bush in Mali, in the little village of Konsankuy, Aly Keita returns to his roots. For the end of the year festivities, the village musicians and the group Super Zamaza, with Aly as their guest-star, play the pieces from the method on the DVD in their original context. In the griots' yard in the village, Youssouf and Aly Keita reveal the secrets of balafon making to us. We discover how music is part of their everyday lives. There are plenty of musical surprises for you!

47 min. French - English

The second DVD presents the techniques for playing the balafon. It proposes teaching traditional pieces to be played on one or two pentatonic balafons, but as well as on the marimba, xylophone or vibraphone. (Kanouzo - Boro Domborola - Djamanatigy - Fanta Mankane and Thindoro). Coordinated independence is studied thanks to the detailed presentation of each pattern, hand by hand, phrase by phrase. The possibility of looping and a play-along facilitate the work and make it possible to play with Aly.

45 min. English - French - German

The booklet includes the scores of the pieces played on the DVD. There is also a collection of photographs, the history of the balafon and its socio-cultural environment, technical explanations and an interview with Aly wiches completes this work. 98 pages English - French

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