Percussionist and conga player Michael Pluznick plays Toca congas, bongos and djembe to the electronic music of DJ Steve from England with Bobby Parrs on Guitar. Filmed on location at the BBC bar Big Buddha, Koh Samui, Thailand, Asia.
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A good time was had by all in this meeting of electronica and west african drumming at the BBC club and restaurant on Koh Samui Island, Thailand with DJ Steve , Bobby Parrs on guitar and Michael Pluznick on djembe drums, timbales and conga drums, too. Part one.
Balinese djembe player *(worker in the Bali Treasures drum and percussion store), solos on a nice Toca djembe in Kassa (from Guinee West Africa) djembe and dunun class@ Bali Treasures retail store in Ubud, Bali , Iidonesia.
clouds, sunsets and world music and world percussion by Barababaja Percussion Ensemble of the BIg Island and SF, California. Vocals (part one) by Zahira and part two by Boaz Hashimoto Martin. Photos by Michael Pluznick. Percussion by Jesse Seymour and Michael Pluznick.
Memorial Day weekend was beautiful and truly “memorial” with Carnaval 2010 in San Francisco and also the well attended and amazing West African, Afro Cuban, Ewe (Ghana) and Brasilian (Brazilian) drum and dance party in Mosswood Park, Oakland , California! [smooth=id:42;]
Ewe drumming Ewe drumming is very diverse and is played in many slightly different ways here and in West Africa as well. The example here is played by Ewe master drummer CK Ladzepko from Ghana. An Ewe musician from Togo may play a piece or instrument slightly differently from the way an Ewe from Ghana does. The Fon people of Benin also play and perform this music. They construct their villages, towns, and cities on water, and because of this, they do not play the same upright drums other Ewe play. Instead, they place large gourds (calabash) cut in half and played on water as drums. An Ewe drumming ensemble consists of several drums, a bell called a Gangokoi and a rattle type instrument called and axatse (pronounced ah-hah-chay). …