I love and I am in awe of the new school, the ballet style of drumming and the super fast hands and gymnastic like techniques of todays young and modern djembe foals. Truly amazing stuff. Beautiful and Intriguing. Most of all it impresses me. But…does it make me smile? And what am I feeling inside my body when i experience it. Does it make me truly smile? No, it doesn’t. What i love in the hand drumming world, especially the styles born out of West Africa is the folkloric styles. I like to call it village drumming. The village or folkloric drumming styles be it West Africa, Cuba, Haiti or any number of places has a different purpose then the modern or ballet styles of the big cities. The big …
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This is a classic rumba video from my vault. It features the group, “Raices Profunda” (Deep Roots) from Havana Cuba.
The dance and drum rhythm is called rumba columbia.