Mohata – African drumming in Darling Harbour

Today Celine and I went to the 21st birthday of Darling Harbour. I love Australia and one of the reasons is the amount of fantastic free cultural things that are put on for the public.

It’s always great to get in some free culture and today was especially good because Mohammed Bangoura (Bangorake) was playing along with his group Mohata.

Mohata

As usual we came across Mory and Aicha, who are everywhere in Sydney. There were a couple of other drummers who I hadn’t seen before. I solid, strong Dundun player and another djembe player who’s name I didn’t catch… Something Camara (please let me know).

What a pleasure to be able to see things like this for free, right in my adopted back yard!

Check out the video for a taster….

Author: James

James loves music, especially Djembe drum music. He has been studying traditional djembe drumming since 2004. Nearly all his free time goes into developing djembefola.com.

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