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Many of our students have raised the bar and gone on to performing with major companies in Chicago and Kansas City, MO. We are very proud of the achievements that our students have attained. A testimony that the hard work pays off.

New CD

Our Founder, Sekou Conde is embarking on another album of traditional Makinke and created music. More Info Coming Soon!

Guest Artists:

  • Mamadama Conde

  • Bolokada Conde

  • M'bemba Bangoura

  • Babara Bangoura

  • Aboubacar Sylla

Our School

Kafolike Chicago is the 1st school created by Sekou Conde. This school has been in existence since 2013.

As a student of the school you not only learn various rhythms, history of the culture, the people, but the region of the rhythm in which we study in additional to solo phrases, build stamina, and more. 

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Teacher Certification?

The purpose of getting a Kafolike Teacher Certificate is to make certain that the teacher has knowledge of and understands the principles of the rhythms and its internalized functions. The certification process tests the educator’s knowledge and professional readiness to teach under the Kafolike curriculum. Generally, a Kafolike teacher will study with and assist the senior Professor for a period of time to become ready to either open their own school or become the official Assistant/Co-Professor of a school.​

Online Classes


  • History

  • Folklore

  • Rudiments

  • Intricacies of each and every voice (Accompainment djembe patterns, Solo patterns, Sangba, Kenkeni and Dundunba patterns).​​

Begins Soon

Support Us

With extreme cuts to arts programs, thousands of children are left without access to traditional folkloric musical education.We rely upon the generous hearts of individuals and foundations who understand that music changes lives. Empowering children, families and communities will create an atmosphere of peace, unity and world harmony. We ask for your  help to create opportunities to make the world a better place for us all to live in by making a donation to our school.

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