It is amazing how few reviews there are on conga drums out there new or used. And many people think that the best drums made are from the major manufacturers such as L.P., Mienl, Toca and such. So today we will show you some solid alternatives that I am sure you will find eye opening and at the very least beautiful and interesting as well.
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“With out strong framework the house will collapse’. In this ‘follow along” video/ conga lesson we will begin to explore how to position your hands and also how to make basic sounds on the conga drum. This is part one. For more info go to: www.michaelpluznick.com
In 1985 we traveled to Cuba to learn about Cuban culture, study the music and experience the Cuban lifestyle. We were young and looking for musical and cultural adventures . While staying at the hotel in Havana we met Pello el Afrokan in our lobby. We told him about our quest to study Cuban music, rhythm and dance and he took our small group of friends on as a project. Pello was famous becuase in 1963, Pedro Izquierdo, known as Pello el Afrokán created the Mozambique rhythm composition and dance choreography. It actually turned into a dance craze in many parts of the world and Pello traveled around the world performing including Europe and Russia as well. When we asked Pello why he named the rhythm Mozambique he said, …
http://www.earthcds.com/africa/west/mali I have received so much mail asking who was who and what was what, I put this video together with answers for you..It has captions and information on whose who and what is what in many of my videos! Please click on the link in blue to take you to the earthcds.com Mali page where you can listen to 4 of my different CD’s for free, or order them there as well. You can also click on the barabajaba banner on top!
“Soko La Bata” is a west african djembe drum and dance world music and world fusion musical and drum piece featuring afro cuban bata and santos (santeria/Orisha) chants by both Pedro De Jesus and Jesse Seymour to Yemaya godess of the Ocean. We combine traditional bata drums with west african djembe and dununs as well. Michael Pluznick on all djembes and dunun parts, Jesse seymour on Bata.