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Kafolike School of Percussion
(kah-foh-lee-kay)

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In Loving memory of Mamady Keita. World-reknown Djembefola. We send condolences and prayers of healing to the Keita Family. RIP Grand Master. We will never forget you.

1950 to 2021

From album "Lanaya"

We Create Music Together

Kafolike School of Percussion - Chicago Illinois is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization founded by Sekou Tepaka Lunda Conde. Our school is known for it's intensive curriculum, cultural history, ethics, morals, technique, folklore, and learning of traditional West African drums, and rhythms of the Mandingue diaspora. 

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Meet the instructor

Sekou Tepaka Lunda Conde, respected worldwide as a performer, educator, historian, folklorist, percussionist, Chicago djembe teacher, recording artist and business owner. 

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Listen to Our Students

"Sekou is an amazing performer and was a great teacher. He truly cared about each student, and took the time to make sure we were all grasping the technique and rhythms before moving on. He clearly has a deep passion for this instrument, which makes the class so much more enjoyable!"

“Sekou is an excellent teacher! He ensures that his students understand the cultural significance of each rhythm he introduces. When teaching the rhythm, he is very patient and breaks it down into smaller parts to make it easier to understand. Sekou cultivates a cooperative and comfortable environment for his students to learn and grow as musicians. I would definitely take his class again!”

“Sekou is awesome, the best drummer of our time who knows and loves what he does. Everybody come one, come all for learning and to fun as well.”

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