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Part of the series from a local wedding in Bamako where I was invited by my djembe teacher, who played there with his group
I have to explain one thing. The musicians get paid a fixed rate, but on top of that they praise the family or perform special rhytms for chosen guest, and then get paid for that. This is a part of griot tradition. While woman singing, actually still called griot, can grab her reward in hand, the drummers, as you see , have both hands busy, so...

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