Bolokada reveals secret of the djembe It is rare that I am able to share the deepest secrets of the Djembe! I have shared many songs, rhythms, and stories of my Malinke people, many techniques. Now, I’m excited to share the secrets of playing the djembe and the music with you. This is something I believe will inspire every djembe player. This is what I hope the Djembe X conference will help people see. When I say the secret of the djembe, I’m not talking about a magic trick, or a special way of holding your hands. Playing the djembe is not about how hard you hit the drum, it’s how you approach the drum. Perhaps the most important secret of the djembe is practice. Do you want to …
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Namory Keita a Melenke Djembe Fola, (djembe master) from the Hamanah region of Guinea West Africa is living and teaching on the east coast of the USA in New England. I have been spending the last two months studying and performing with Namory and I would like to report that not only is he an amazing performer, but a very knowledgable and patient teacher as well. He embodies the music and drumming he teachers, is fun to be around and communicates very clearly as well. Namory Keita’s playing style is a traditional village playing style. It is very different then what most people are aware of in the djembe drum and west african drum and dance scene because he has never been part of a city ballet. Most of what …
Mali Djembe Master Drummer Aruna SIdibe & Brulye Doumbia *(Dununs) perform traditional West African djembe rhythms from the world drumming recording session for the Old Master CD on www.earthcds.com
[smooth=id:32;height:640; width:640;] Photos of many friends and people I have learned from and studied with including the late Komoko Sano, Bolokada Conde and Karamba Diabate
http://www.earthcds.com/africa/west/m… Aruna and Brulye teach Michael P Mendiani solo technique at a djembe class at Centre Togola in the Sabalibougou district of Bamako Mali. Music, song, djembe and dunun class and djembe lessons are held here every day of the week. If you want to study djembe in Mali, this is the place to go for a djembe lesson or african dance class. These guys and their students really play djembe well! Very inspiring drumming!
Master djembe drummer, master of ceremonies and all around fun and good guy M’Bemba Bangoura in a rare performance in his home town and country in Conakry, Guinee, West Africa at a large community drumming event welcoming home many of Guinea West Africa’s wonderful djembe masters and drummers of all ages!