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Mini-Guinea Singapore, Sep 2010, Day 1-4 by michi on Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:51 am
A quick update on the Singapore camp...

I got there on the morning of the first session and met Mamady outside the venue. He looked a lot more lively and happy than he did last time I saw him at the end of April. He's smiling a lot and the spring is back in his step. Good to see!

About 48 people are attending the workshop. Not all of them will be there for the entire time--some people are leaving early, others are arriving late. So far, numbers seem to be stable in the high fourties.

Day 1

Mamady did the usual thing of spending the first day with everyone together, to sort people into intermediate and advanced groups. He did four rhythms in the first two sessions: Liberte (4/4), Djansa, Garangedon, and Saranken. Saranken is one of Mamady's compositions. "Saran" is the name of a woman, and "ken" means "beautiful". Mamady explained that he wrote the rhythm in homage to everything that is beautiful in women. Not the beauty on the outside but, as Mamady put...

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Rusty Eklund Workshops April 26-27, 2014 by JudyMc on Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:52 am
As the co-organizer of the workshops in Des Moines, Iowa it was good to have an early idea of what the format and general content of the classes would be and to see that we provided that general experience...

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Rusty Eklund Workshop by mandinka323 on Sun Apr 27, 2014 3:30 pm
I just wanted to comment that I attended a wonderful workshop with Rusty Eklund, on Saturday, 4/26/14. It was very well done. We worked on Suku, Wolosso and Numu Foly. Rusty was very patient and clear...

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Forokoroba - Looking for info on this rhythm by kbmountain@gmail.com on Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:35 pm
Nov 2013, in Guinea, I learned a dance to a rhythm called Forokoroba. After asking my teachers to say it repeatedly, that is how I believe it is spelled ... or at least sounds like it's spelled. I was...

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Lonely Djembe by messengert69 on Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:09 pm
I am in Wallasey, Merseyside. I am a lonely Djembeist and really like to meet with others to learn to play properly with like minded players. I have taught myself how to reskin and rope (as first purchase...

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Bolokada Conde invites you to Guinea this Dec.! by MalenaAmusa on Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:14 pm
It brings me great pleasure to invite you to BOLOKADA CONDE's trip & workshop intensive in Guinea this December, 2013 !!

The trip is one of the Bolokada's most ambitious -- 21+ days of daily drum...

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Re: Rusty Eklund Workshop by music on Sun Apr 27, 2014 4:56 pm
Thanks. We had a great day
And FYI.
We covered a series of basic hand patterns that teach beginners how to move their hands on the djembe, preparing them for the series of 10 prominent djembe accompaniments....

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Re: Red Tweneboa Djembe Review by bubudi on Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:13 am
great work on the review michi, and congratulations to benjamin. red tweneboa drums of this caliber should definitely be a consideration for people on a budget or looking to get their first drum, or to...

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Re: Red Tweneboa Djembe Review by Kaitaro on Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:27 am
The recording sounded good. Nice review. Good looking djembe.

Re: Red Tweneboa Djembe Review by michi on Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:00 am
Thanks for the clarification Benjamin. So you are saying that red and yellow might come from one tree, and yellow and white from another, depending on age? I wasn't aware that the same tree doesn't produce...

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RE: Red Tweneboa Djembe Review by aiduenu on Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:06 am
michi wrote:
The Latin species name for Tweneboa is Cordia platythyrsa....


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