[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
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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. …
http://www.earthcds.com/africa/west/mali Didadi is a rhythm that can be used by young people to compete at festivals and celebrations. Didadi can be played for the expected arrival of an important person or at end-of-the-year holidays. Some say it originates from the Bougouni circle , of Mali’s Sikasso region. The didadi is also organized during the end of the year holidays. What many of us know as a dunun (double sided drum) is here called didadidunun and is the instrument played for the didadi . The hand plays the drum on the skin opposite the one hit by the wooden drumstick complementing the stick’s playing. Djembes are also used as accompaniment and one for solo or “lead”.
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/arunabrulye An amazing 6 year old child djembe drummer solos at Guinee, West African “Spectac” (big show in Conakry, Guinea). Music similar to this and other similar high quality digitaly recorded audio recordings I did in Mali are now available for sale: http://www.earthcds.com/africa/west/mali
http://www.earthcds.com/africa/west/m… Babara Bangoura (grren shirt), Abou Camara (white shirt) and friends. Fantastic Balaphone, djembe & dunun players in Conakry, Guinea, West Africa. Rehearsing for a big Spectac. A real “djembe lesson” to watch for all who love to learn djembe or like djembe class! Shot on my study trip to Guinea.