Founded in 1999 by Jeremy Chevrier (with inspiration from master djembefola Abdoulaye Diakite) in San Francisco, CA. Rootsy Records is a cultural preservation and promotional project centrally located in Bamako, Mali. RootsyRecords. com is the fruit of this project, hosting educational multimedia, drumming information, and authentic products pertaining to West African traditional djembe music and culture.
The mission of Rootsy Records is the cultural preservation and promotion of traditional djembe drumming music, which includes the preservation and promotion of African culture, knowledge and values.
Rootsy Records sells some of the best quality professional "jina" djembes from Mali.
Rootsy Records also hosts students of traditional music from Mali in their home at the "Djembe Hotel".