One thing I have noticed in my many, many moons of drumming is that although someone may be trained in west african drumming music, djembe or dununs and technically be a great or at least a knowledgable djembe player or even drum teacher, it does not mean they know how or can play djembe solo or more accurately lead djembe for a dance class.
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http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/arunabrulye Dununba #8:A young boy at a community drum and dance, “dundunba” party shows his dance and acrobatics as well as traditional west african dance technique in Conakry, Guinea, West Africa! I filmed this on my 2nd trip to West Africa. Master Djembe Drummer M’Bemba Bangoura and Jaques play at this one as well! Djembe masters and djembe drumming, too!
African dance class by Michael Pluznick. Djembe music with Dancers Ami Doumbia left and Malodone right) from the award winning Santogoola community center and local group in the Sabaliboogou district of Bamako chant traditional songs and perform traditional based djembe muisc and dance choreography to the Sunu djembe rhythym in Bamako Mali while accompanied by djembe grandmaster Aruna, djembe master Brulye, djembe fola Siaka and dunun fola Kaliefa, 4 different generations of Mali djembe drummers. www.earthcds.com, www.barbajaba.com. www.michaelpluznick.com Music for this djembe music video and other similar high quality audio and djembe recordings I did in Mali are now available for sale: http://www.earthcds.com/africa/west/mali thanks for watching all of my djembe videos
Part#1 Madan (aka “Djagbe” in Guinea), a Mali djembe drum, song and African dance piece. West African dance Choreography and drum class from my private African djembe and African dance lessons in Mali West Africa.
Mali West African dance class for beginers (me) in Bamako Mali with my dance teacher Ami Doumbia and djembe drum teachers as well.