I am in New England and will be teaching here until October, 2017. If you are coming to town or would like to set up a drumming vacation with me please contact me and let’s get together. It’s a great time to be there ! Feeling spontaneous? Let’s drum! I highly recommend a one day drumming intensive. It’s two one and a half hour classes with an hour break in between. If you are highly motivated we can put together a two or three day package )or more!) as well. Here is a very short demo of Grooves For Gigs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anbm8RiLfMA I have a private studio in Northern California just over the Golden Gate Bridge. California is very fun, incredibly diverse and an interesting place to stay, visit and explore as well. I can …
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I recently got a hold of a Gon Bops Shekere as I was traveling and needed something very durable to withstand the rigors of my lifestyle. I would like to note that I also make Shekeres myself, but I always use hard shell gourds. The problem is that for me, gourds and traveling about do not mix well. This is because gourds crack and break easily. If you toss one in the air (a move advanced players use a lot) or hit it with your knee (another move) and miss the correct part of the gourd you can crack your gourd so to speak.
Danza *(Diansa /Djeansa/Dansa) a west african djmebe drum, dunun and dance piece from Mali and also Guinea is transcribed to Shekere’s by Michael Pluznick. Short exerpts are frpm the up and coming “how to Play Shekere (Sekere) volume #2. Group applications for playing the Shekere or beaded gourd