Our favourite djembe videos this week

Why you only need one hand to play djembe!

This is a great example how beautiful simplicity can be by living legend grand master Mamady Keita. The video is notated and put together is this great way by Louis Cesar Ewande, who has a great collection of djembe videos which are really well put together, and worth checking out.

Boka Camara joins a local crew at a dundunba celebration
Sadly Boka Camara passed away in 2009, but he is certainly not forgotten and it’s always a pleasure when new footage of his amazing chops show up again…  Here’s a new upload by Tasumakan footage of Boka as he joins the local crew at a Dununba celebration in the neighborhood of Dixin in Conakry in West Africa in 2005.


Koungbana CONDE | 4/4 Solo | Transcription

Koungbana Conde has been drumming since the 50/60’s. He was in ballet Djoliba for 20 years and was a founding member and artistic director of ‘les percussions de guinea’. This video is another Louis Cesar Ewande remix / creation, and the solo Koungbana give us is beautiful, and is full of interesting ideas.

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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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