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Cheka Katenen Dioubate

Cheka Katenen Dioubate a été élevée par le peuple mandingue de l'ancienne ville de Kankan, en Guinée, dans la tradition des Jeli ou Loueur Singer. Son instrument principal est sa voix. Elle danse, joue du piano et `de quelques instruments de percussion traditionnels de la région de la Guinée, en Afrique de l’Ouest.
La fonction des Djelis ou griots, comme on nous appelle parfois en Occident, est un élément important de l'expression culturelle mandingue. Cheka est née dans une famille très musicale dans laquelle le père et la mère sont djelis. Ils sont également les descendants de Djelis. Dans la culture mandingue, les enfants issus d'une famille de musiciens sont encouragés à adhérer aux traditions culturelles et à occuper une place de choix dans la société. Dans la famille de Cheka, la musique faisait partie intégrante de la vie quotidienne et sa formation consistait à apprendre des nombreux musiciens et griots résidant dans sa région, tenus par le code de la culture mandingue de transmettre la tradition ancestrale des Djelis, avec formation à la technique, à l'improvisation, à l'esprit musical, à l'histoire et à la narration.

Cheka Katenen Dioubate, was raised by the Manding people of the ancient city of Kankan, Guinea, in the tradition of the Jeli or Praise Singer. Her main instrument is her voice and she also dances, plays piano and `a few traditional percussion instruments from the Guinea region of West Africa.
The function of the Djelis or griots as we are sometimes called in the West is a significant component of Manding cultural expression. Cheka was born into a highly musical family in which both mother and father were djelis. They were also the descendants of Djelis. In Manding culture children born into a musical family are encouraged to adhere to the cultural traditions and hold an honored place in the society. In Cheka`s family music was an integral part of everyday life and her training involved learning from the many musicians and griots residing in her area, who were bound by the code of Manding culture to pass on the ancient tradition of the Djelis, with its training in technique, improvisation, musicianship, history, and storytelling.

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