Business Spotlight: Super Mande Percussion


African drumming
Mady Keita

'Super Mande Percussion' African Drumming Academy & Performance is a centre of West African music, culture, drumming and dance, based in Bayswater Melbourne and operating throughout Australia.

Run by Mady Keita, an authentic and renowned musician and Master Drummer from Mali, Super Mande offer an extensive range of African djembe drums, drumming and dance classes, school incursions, music therapy services, team building and corporate workshops, music and entertainment for community events and private functions, and drum repair services.


After the impacts of the first Covid lockdown in Melbourne, Super Mande have successfully re-established new premises in Knox in October 2020 and completed renovation works to develop an exciting new music studio, drum making workshop, showroom, office and amenities in the centre of Bayswater.

As a growing social enterprise, Super Mande Percussion provides:

  • Employment opportunities to professional artists in the local African music community.
  • Financial support to Mady's extended family network and community in his home country of Mali.
  • In-kind support and services in the areas of homelessness, disability and mental health.
  • Contribution to the "One Tree Planted" global reforestation initiative by funding the planting of one tree for every product purchased.


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