Soko djembe drum and dunun rhythm from guinea west africa taught by Michael Pluznick for his international crew including friends from Japan, Europe, Mexico, USA and Thailand in Bangkok, Thailand. All around the world people love to play djembe and dununs, too. Soko is now a popular rhythm in Guinee (aka Guinea). Soko is a Malinke (Malenke) rhythm from the Faranah region of Guinee. It used to be played during the month prior to the circumcision ceremonies, or at the time of announcement of the upcoming circumcision event.This video features excerpts from a djembe drum and dunun lesson and class for djembe drum students in Bangkok, Thailand.
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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.
Soko rhythm taught by Michael Pluznick at beginers African djembe drum and dunun class in Bangkok, Thailand. For practicality Michael shows both traditional and non traditional, (i.e. ‘ballet”) styles of dunun playing. Ballet style dunun playing is when you play one, two or more dunun drums on the ground with the heads up rather then playing the dununs sideways.