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Cheick Hamala Diabate (Uncredited)

Cheick Hamala Diabate

Born in Kita, Mali, into the family Diabate with a Jeli (Griot) tradition dating back over 800 years, Cheick Hamala Diabate is recognized as one of the most famous nÆgoni Jelis in both the Malian and international communities. The son of two Jeli families û Diabate and Tounkara û Mr. Diabate was trained from birth in the traditional manner of one born into a Jeli family. Trained in oral history, song and music, Mr. Diabate quickly became a master of several traditional Jeli instruments of historical importance.

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Cheick Hamala Diabate 6/3/11: Cheick Hamala Diabate

This steward of the Griot storytelling tradition and master of the ngoni (Malian traditional instrument) delights audiences. Part of The DC Jazz Festival.

Cheick Hamala Diabate

This steward of the Griot storytelling tradition and master of the ngoni (Malian traditional instrument) delights audiences. Part of The DC Jazz Festival.
Cheick Hamala Diabate 6/20/07: Cheick Hamala Diabate

A West African historian in the Griot tradition recognized as one of the world’s masters of the ngoni—a stringed lute and ancestor to the banjo—Cheick Hamala Diabate shares the oral history, music, and song of his culture as it was passed on to him from birth by parent to child. He performs with the Manding Cultural Ensemble.

Cheick Hamala Diabate

A West African historian in the Griot tradition recognized as one of the world’s masters of the ngoni—a stringed lute and ancestor to the banjo—Cheick Hamala Diabate shares the oral history, music, and song of his culture as it was passed on to him from birth by parent to child. He performs with the Manding Cultural Ensemble.
Cheick Hamala Diabate 11/25/05: Cheick Hamala Diabate

A master of the ngoni (a stringed flute and ancestor of the banjo), Diabate is one of the most recognized Malian jelis, or oral historians.

Cheick Hamala Diabate

A master of the ngoni (a stringed flute and ancestor of the banjo), Diabate is one of the most recognized Malian jelis, or oral historians.
Cheick Hamala Diabate 2/12/05: Cheick Hamala Diabate

Cheick Hamala Diabate, one of the most recognized Malian jelis (an oral historian), is a master of the ngoni, a stringed lute and ancestor of the banjo.

Cheick Hamala Diabate

Cheick Hamala Diabate, one of the most recognized Malian jelis (an oral historian), is a master of the ngoni, a stringed lute and ancestor of the banjo.
Cheick Hamala Diabate 4/14/02: Cheick Hamala Diabate

Cheick Hamale Diabate Ensemble begin with traditional music of Mali.

Cheick Hamala Diabate

Cheick Hamale Diabate Ensemble begin with traditional music of Mali.
Cheick Hamala Diabate 9/23/01: Cheick Hamala Diabate

Cheick Hamala Diabate and his musical ensemble celebrate the oral history tradition of Mali.

Cheick Hamala Diabate

Cheick Hamala Diabate and his musical ensemble celebrate the oral history tradition of Mali.
Cheick Hamala Diabate 8/5/01: Cheick Hamala Diabate

Cheick Hamala Diabate and his musical ensemble celebrate the oral history tradition of Mali.

Cheick Hamala Diabate

Cheick Hamala Diabate and his musical ensemble celebrate the oral history tradition of Mali.

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