Photo slide show of my recent trip around the amazing and magical tropical island of Bali Indonesia. Includes photos of the many drums and drummers on the island as well. World percussion and djembe drum music by Barabajaba from the new CD entitled Rise Up. Music available on line at I Tunes and CD Baby.
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Traditional drumming part one West Africa What is traditional drumming? Traditional African drumming usually refers to drumming that has been handed down from generation to generation and comes from a time long ago. Traditional drumming is organized and systematized drumming or drumming that is part of a musical piece or composition that is used for a specific purpose or occasion in almost every culture if you look back far enough. In the first part of this article I would like to discuss the music and drumming from the African diaspora that I have been studying over the last 30 years. In West African African related drumming, (particularly djembe related drumming from Guinea and Mali), the drumming can be part of a ceremony or party, used for wedding or celebration or …