Douyoré — by Famoro Dioubaté

Submitted by jkealing on

April 07, 2014

Famoro Dioubaté hails from Conakry, the capital of the African nation of Guinea. He grew up in a family of musicians and learned to play the balafón — a sort-of African xylophone. Douyoré is a tradition Mandingo song that translates roughly to "My child is crying for something. What siw rong? Is she hurt, or hungry? Did she have a bad dream? I don't want you to be upset." The song is played on the balafón, as well as the bolon, a three-string African bass, and the karignan, a metal scraper. This song is courtesy of Putumayo's African Dreamland album.


Country: Guinea