Toro

A piece of the Malinke people of Guinea, Mamady Keita writes of Toro in his book "A Life for The Djembe":

In the past, this rhythm, which was played after a boys' [initiation], was not played on the djembe, but instead an instrument called the wassamba.

The children had spent three months together in the camp, where they had learned all the rules and regulations necessary to become an adult. One night, a certain amount of time after the [initiation], they lit a big fire, and Toro was played.

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