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Mini-Guinea San Diego, May 2010, day 6 by michi on Wed May 05, 2010 10:26 pm
Day 6 (Monday) of the camp.

Mamady has split the class into advanced and intermediate groups. There are eleven people (some not so advanced) in the advanced group.

The intermediates started on a rhythm called Deniya, composed by Mamady. Deniya means "youth" or "childhood". Mamady spoke quite a bit about his childhood, how he was taken away at age 12 to join the (not yet formed) Ballet Djoliba, and how he missed his family and village. Reading between the lines, there was a lot of pain and sadness in him in those days, and Mamady himself said that there is a large part of childhood that he missed out on. The rhythm is a 6/8 where the djembe accompaniments start on the last (3rd) micro-pulse before the 1 and the 3. Some of the intermediates where struggling mightily with feeling that right, endlessly pushing the first note onto the pulse...

The advanced group did the solo for Soliwulen. It's the same solo as on Mamady's volume 4 DVD. Soliwulen is a mask dance that is...

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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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