Some great drumming and great found sounds. This video performance of djembe rhythm and dance feels familiar, like an authentic performer tinkering with musical tradition and modern technology at the same time. This video loves the music, portraying it in all its complexity while making it abundantly clear that the complexity long pre-dates the modern focus on technology.
Wicked cool as they say here in Massachusetts. This dude really does have a Ry-Cooder-rumble kind of feel to his playing, rocking that Fender Mustang. This is one way out of the all-too-usual shuffle blues beat.
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This is way cool. The list of djembe rhythms at the bottom of the page is great. Each rhythm is presented in notation with a midi file rendering of the rhythm. I could learn a lot from a site like this…if only I owned a djembe drum.