Last night there was an epic drum jam on Khao San Road in Bangkok, Thailand. There were drummers from all across the globe! We got permission to play right in front of the police station because “King”, the local police chief is a big fan of Eddie Tamba our Liberian master of ceremonies and djembe fola. The drum jam had originally started on Khao San by members of the Rumpuree Dance and Drum school of Bangkok as an outreach program. It quickly turned into a happening community event with players from all around the world passed through the infamous Khao San Road district of Bangkok. The drumming had stopped for a while because King had a heart attack, but now he is up and running again and so were we. …
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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!
Bolokada Conde formerly of Les Percussions Du Guinea performs with his new group, “Les Percussions Melenke in Mill Valley, California. We play 3 different Konkoba drum pieces tied together and and west african dancers come out as well in this performance by djembe master Bolokada Conde and students. From left to right:Rafael, Sean Areneda, Michael Pluznick, Mohamed Kouyate, front: Bolokada Conde. Male dancer: Nabe Bangoura
“African Dance”: This video which I made on my study trip to Guinea features young girls (children), dancing at a dununba street party as well as young men, and some old friends and drum teachers (M’Bemba Bangoura) taking their turn dancing as well Djembe masters and djembe drumming! Filmed in HD (high definition). The 2 young girls dancing in matching outfis are master drummer Fode Camara’s daughters, Laze and Ma