Tam Tam Mandingue
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Tam Tam Mandingue percussion group “covers” traditional music, some of which can be found recorded by master Mamady Keita.



Group leader Ali Thomas has spent many years studying traditional west African drumming from the Mandingue ethnic group; even traveling to Guinea, west Africa several times to study with the very people who created this music. She studies specifically with grand master djembe player Mamady Keita, and is the Assistant Director of the San Diego branch of his international school, Tam Tam Mandingue. Ali leads TTM students in a high-energy performance group.