Djolé

Djolé (also known as Jolé or Yolé) is a mask-dance from Temine people in Sierra Leone. It is played traditionally with a large square drum called sikko.

 

Although a mask depicts a female, it is carried by a male.

 

Djolé is played usually during big feasts which involve many villages to celebrate a good harvest, the end of the Ramadan or a marriage.

 

Nowadays the rhythm has been rearranged to be played with the djembé and is very popular in particular in Guinea.

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