Wassa Wassa has been born from the ashes of Djembefaso which fell asleep and didn’t wake up last year.
The band is made up of Andy, Aoife, Rob, Nial the 2 Marians and they are a breath of fresh air to the Dublin djembe scene.
Check out the Wassa Wassa myspace page and I really enjoyed their promo vids. Clean, organised and pretty good going for only 3 drummers.
I look forward to seeing more of their performance and wish them luck with the future…
Well Last week the Big Bang Festival percussoin festival was a resounding success. In it’s second year Big Bang 3 (confusing I know) built on the success of the festival last year.
Workshop highlights for me was an Indian Music lecture by Rashmi V Bhatt, a bodhran workshop by Robbie Harris and Brian Flemming and a djembe workshop by Seckou Keita.
There was also great performances in the Evening. Highlights for me getting to play with Seckou Keita. I really enjoyed that. For the grand finally everyone mobbed the stage to join Hearbeat percussion in a big open Jam. There must’ve been every kind of drum in the known universe up there.
Congratulations to Brian and Robbie on all the hard work they did this year. I for one appreciate it and wish them all the best of luck with it next year.