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  Messengers Of Tradition



 
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This documentary takes the viewer on an incredible voyage with Mamady Keita and some of his Certified Teachers as they travel to Balandougou, his birth village in Guinea, West Africa. The journey starts in Conakry, at Mamady's house in Matoto where they rehearse a Pyramid of rhythms to perform in Balandougou and 5 nearby villages. You'll witness their grueling trip to Balandougou as well as the festivals where the villagers celebrated and welcomed them with traditional music and masks. In the end, the message Mamady conveys to each of the villages is one of pride and preservation, that this culture should not die out with modernization. Together, Mamady and his students bring an important message of hope to save the vanishing Mandingue music and culture.

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