DJOLE - Celebration Rhythm of West Africa

Djole was originally a masked dance in which a man would dress and dance like a woman. The rhythm is traditionally played on square framedrums called sikko. It has been adapted to djembe and is very popular in Guinea. Each ethnic group has their own traditional mask, and a varietyof variations in the way it is played. In Guinea, the rhythm is used to bring people together, to connect with old and new friends, and to enjoythe beauty of the mask.