Why you should be add your djembe/dance class to djembefola.com

Promoting events is hard work. Letting people who may intetested know is time consuming and exhausting.

We believe that posting your event on djembefola.com is a very good use of your time and heres why:

Over 5000 djembe lovers visit the site every month. The event will appear on the page for your respective country and for each logged in member your event will also appear on their home page. We also email all users who have opted in with events in their country every month.

In addition all details of your event will automatically submitted to Google and we are usually the first result on Google (or close to it) for ‘djembe classes countryname’.

The event system will also automatically make a post to our forum where it can be discussed.

If you look at existing events you will that we automatically generate an “add to google calendar” button which allows visitors to add the details of your event straight into their calendar with one click.

So what do you need to do if you want to add your event? If you haven’t already created a free account, you can do so in 60 seconds.

Then go to the add event page and enter the details of you event.

This process is quick and easy.

We will do the rest.

If you have any questions or feedback please contact me.

Exclusive djembe rhythm information, recordings and videos

Djembe is a great instrument! It can be addictive and so can learning new things.

It’s not always easy to have access to a teacher and as such we wanted to figure out a way we could learn from each other.

In December we started what was to become known as the rhythms of the month. If you haven’t been following it I recommend you have a look as there is some great information on some popular and not so popular rhythms.

You can expect to find:
– Cultural information and history
– Djembe dundun videos, audio you won’t find anywhere else on the web
– variations and solos
– songs
– discographies
– discussion on regional variations, different teacher’s styles
…and much much more

Rhythms covered so far are:
– Mendiani
– Jelifoli
– Soli/Suku
– Yankadi
– Kuku
– Tiriba

You need to be logged in as a member to view this special forum. Click here to check it out or here to register (for free, in less than 60 seconds) if you’re not already a member.

If you’re interested in how this idea evolved, click here.

We are updating our glossary African percussion drums

We are currently updating our glossary of african percussion drums.

We hope that the revised glossary will cover more than just drums and African instruments. We are looking to include any an all terminology, including phrases from West African languages that are used to make reference to certain aspects of djembe drumming.

We are all contributing to the new glossary and invite one and all to help us build a useful resource with our collective knowledge.

Invitation to Contribute to the Community.

I have added a new page to the site for djembe in burkina faso.

The purpose of these pages for each country is to provide usefull information for eachcountry.

This could include:

  • up and coming events
  • performance groups in the area
  • Teachers and classes in the country / state / area
  • any other relevent info

I would like to invite anybody that is interested in contributing to the site to do so. You can do this in a number of ways.

  • Volunteer to represent your local area. I can add members of the community as contributers to the blog, so that they can write posts relating to their area. This is a good way to establish yourself in djembe community, locally, nationally and internationally.Blog posts for each country appear in the relevent category – example. These categories will soon be tied back into each country’s page.
  • Add details of events and classes in your area
  • Email me details of teachers to list on the national page
  • Write and article on a djembe related topic. This could take the form of a blog posts, a guide or an article to appear in the Articles section.

    All articles contributed may have 2 text links to a site of your choice.

    Djembefola.com has a google PR of 5. Which is the highest that I know of for a djembe site on the Internet. 1 link from us to your site, with the right anchor text will be enough to put on the first page for many highly targeted djembe type search phrases.

I hope some of you will take me up on this, if you have any questions, please email me on james at djembefola.com