Well folks, it is finally here! After a very long road of playing, videoing, shooting, editing and re editing I am very excited and happy to let you all know that my all new DVD, “How To Play Djembe” Volume 1 is now available at X8drums.com.
How To Play Djembe Volume 1 is a culmination of my many years of endless classes, performances and studying with my many teachers and drum masters both in West Africa and in the USA.This new instructional DVD shows in detail in both regular and slow motion many of the basic and advanced techniques for playing the djembe and dununs (aka djun djuns), as well as fun exercises for drummers of any level.
This DVD includes traditional West African and hybrid rhythm arrangements and solo techniques for djembe and dununs for one to 5 players as well as djembe language and easy to follow instruction for how to create and play solos to popular djembe rhythms or simply by yourself or with friends.
I have also included tuning the drum, how to wear the drum and many other useful tips and knowledge I have learned along the way.
My goal is to help you to learn and to share everything that has been so generously taught to me by my many great teachers over the last 30 years. How to Play Djembe Volume 1 is almost 2 hours long so it will keep you busy for a long time to come!