Traditional West African Instruments being played at the best drum jam on Khao San Rd. in Bangkok Thailand by Musicians from Guinea, Liberia and around the world (japan, USA, etc): Gongoma, Balon,Djembe & Dunun in Thailand. Check out the songs and dance, too at this Khao San Road drum jam.
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“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.
Traditional drumming part one West Africa What is traditional drumming? Traditional African drumming usually refers to drumming that has been handed down from generation to generation and comes from a time long ago. Traditional drumming is organized and systematized drumming or drumming that is part of a musical piece or composition that is used for a specific purpose or occasion in almost every culture if you look back far enough. In the first part of this article I would like to discuss the music and drumming from the African diaspora that I have been studying over the last 30 years. In West African African related drumming, (particularly djembe related drumming from Guinea and Mali), the drumming can be part of a ceremony or party, used for wedding or celebration or …