Happy 2013 – May all your tones and slaps ring true!

Apparently students that set goals achieve far more than those that don’t, so now is a great time to set yourself new drumming goals for 2013.

I don’t know where you were for new year eve, but next year I’m aiming for something like a Boka Juniors New Years party!
The Boka Juniors were created by the late Boka Camara, who was much loved and respected. Someone recently posted a compilation video of some of Boka Camara’s best moments, while playing with Harouna Dembele, Thomas Guei and friends.

Someone’s innocent introduction to the forum recently turned into a really interesting chat about the categorization of djembe rhythms into families. This thread includes, some great discussion, audio samples and several great articles that have been translated from French.

If you missed it, also be sure to check out the documentary “In Guinea with Famaoudou Konate” made by a student who travelled to Guinea to study with Famoudou Konate.

If that’s not enough for you, then also check out this great Fodé Seydou Bangoura drumming performance, recorded live in Portugal last October.

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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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