Remember that feeling you had when you first started drumming. You can maintain it, or experience it again, if you keep working on your drumming. If you don’t keeep learning your drumming will probably stagnate and you’ll become demotivated and disinterested. Paddy has just released his best djembe, dunun lesson yet. Diansa is a popular djembe drumming rhythm from Mali & Guinea.
What if you could be happier and be a better drummer by Monday?
Well you can, I promise you!!!
You just need to spend a bit of bonding time with your favourite drum. Your drum will be happy and so will you!
Scientists have proven that new experiences and learning new things are essential to human happiness, and drumming sure makes me happy, so imagine how happy your Monday could be if you learnt some new drum language this weekend.
NOW IS THE BEST TIME FOR YOU TO BECOME A BETTER DRUMMER. If you don’t act now you may never do so and there’s a chance your drumming will never recover.
….AND GUESS WHAT?
We have just released the latest rhythm in the Tasumakan series (Dansa aka Diansa), and this is Paddy’s best lesson yet!
Nobody is breaking down complex drum language on video the way Paddy is…FACT!
For only the next 2 days, we’re cutting our prices by 20% for all Tasumakan products, including the brand new Dansa.
Just use this coupon “ILIKEDRUMS”, during the checkout process and the marked price will be reduced by 20%.
The Seatle rhythm festival takes place each year with over 100 drum and dance work shops and world music performances.
Happy New Year! To brighten these dark days, remember that Spring is coming, and with it, the 19th annual World Rhythm Festival, April 27th – 29th, 2012.
Exuberant music from all over the world will spring forth at Seattle Center in over 100 amazing drum and dance workshops and world music performances. This is the DON’T MISS event of spring, where you can learn about rhythm and dance in a joyful community atmosphere.
It’s time to submit your application to give a performance or workshop on the SWPS.org website if you haven’t done so already. Go to the application page at http://swps.org/swps?page=artistapppage. Application deadline is February 1st. See the end of this message for login help.
Know a world music Artist or Teacher who deserves a bigger audience?
We are always looking for new performers and workshop leaders. If you know of a hot instructor or performing group that you’d like to see at the Festival, please forward this email to them. Or write to us at (Artists at swps.org) and tell us about them!
We look forward to working with you to make the 2012 World Rhythm Festival another memorable event!
The end of the year is arriving and many of us are going or know people going to Africa. Whether your finalising plans or fighting your jealousy, it feels like a good time to look back on some of the highlights and happenings that stand out in the djembe world in the last 12 months.
Though not everyone was impressed, perhaps a tip of the hat in the right direction, or even a mention of what them things were that those guys were banging on, might have pushed those search numbers up a little?
I just hope that Remo didn’t get a mention in the show credits.
It feels to me that this year has been one for a bit of controversy, there have been disagreements between drum producers and exporters from Africa and Indonesia, but at least people began to talk about the effects of the djembe industry on the environment.
Most seem to agree that djembe’s themselves are a very small cause of deforestation compared to other industries, such as wood export and furniture. A lot of criticism has indeed been levelled at China for wiping huge quantities of wood in Guinea, before regulations were reviewed which brought an end to this.
China’s response? Stone djembes, which I’ve heard from several people actually sound quite good (considering they’re made of stone).
It doesn’t seem like participation will be compulsory and the details haven’t been hammered out yet, so it’s perhaps to early to read too much into it. Indeed I know highly respected people who think that this is a good idea, and I can understand how it would motivate some ‘goal oriented’ people in a positive way.
It will be interesting to see how this is organised and begins to manifest in 2012.
For me it though, it was perhaps 2 of the greatest living djembefolas, who were at the heart of the most memorable moment of the year.
Mamady Keita and Famoudou Konate finally managed to pull off something they had wanted to do for a long time. A sell out tour of the US, teaching side by side, sharing their love and their philosophy and experience of this music to a few lucky students.
The djembe is the symbol of joy and that between djembefolas you must have repect, and not be jealous of each other.
I really feel like there is a lot of escalating energy in the djembe world at the moment, and I can’t wait to see what next year will bring. We definitely have a number of exciting projects here at djembefola.com that are going to blossom this year, so if you’re not already signed up to our newsletter yet, make sure you do so now, to get the latest articles / videos and news first.
This is just my take on what have been memorable this year. What did I miss? Do you have enduring memories or experiences you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments!
I’m really excited to announce the launch of a really exciting project that has been in the pipeline for years (literally):
Tasumakan – The sound of Fire, is the latest way to learn djembe drumming online.
As a way of saying thank you we are giving away a free “review copy” away to one lucky person (drawn at random) every day on the forum from Friday the 8th until Tuesday the 12th of July.
All you have to do is come and say hi in this thread on Friday and make sure you have Introduced yourself.
The idea of a review copy is that you tell us what you think. There’s of course no way to enforce that, but …. meh…. we’ll see what happens
We are also giving away a copy to 5 lucky people who come like my “Tasumakan” post on the djembefola.com facebook by Friday
If you want to support djembefola.com, this your opportunity – we’d love any help you can give us to spread the work!
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I genuinely think these are top quality training videos and they would help most beginner to high advanced intermediate players become better drummers.