N'famady Kouyaté singing live, arms raised, with balafon

West African Griot Music and Dance

Mandingue Afro-Welsh Fusions

The Successors of the Mandingue bring you an African interactive music experience and a cultural exchange of percussion, music, drumming, singing, storytelling, and dance.

Based in Cardiff, Wales, we build bridges between musical cultures; bringing artists, communities, and their ideas together.  The company’s original influences and artistic practice being rooted in authentic West African traditions.  There are three main strands to our work: professional artistic performance, collaboration projects, community engagement & workshops.

Our offer ranges from introductory education in West African music & culture with djembe and balafon, right through to main stage festival and tour performances.

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