I have started a Djembe Drum group on Facebook!
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A good friend and long time drummer recommends that students play every day. Some people think that means they have to sit around for hours at a time but he say’s even five minutes to connect with your instrument (in this case the djembe drum) makes all the difference in the world. You are building a relationship! Another teacher from long ago, Les Lumley from the group, “Ghetto Mysticism” in Boston say’s, “if you are learning a music or drumming style from another culture, the most important thing you can do is to listen to music from that culture regularly”. I find it really helps especialy for really getting the feel in your body and soul. Most of us grew up not listening to popular western music, not African music. …