The Malinke Group

The Malinke Group, led by Mamadou Traore, is a percussion ensemble with an African groove, performing with the intent to uplift the spirits of the people and share the positive vibes of the drum. Mamadou Traore, Rick Moore and James Williams have been performing together since 2015, along with other guest percussionists.
The Malinke Group provides performances and drum circles for adults and children at various venues in Davis, Sacramento and the Bay Area. Mamadou offers hand percussion instruction at Watermelon Music in Davis, as well as online lessons.
Diasporic Origin: Africa
Focus Area: Performing Arts