the new zoumana djembekan is awesome. He's very good on djembekan.
I'm noticing that in Burkina there is something of a tradition on djembekan or appel de djembé, as you like it.
Most of the djembekans I see are somehow a mere display of soloing and phrasing skills. Almost as if there was no speech between each "lick". But it seems that in Burkina Faso there is a djembekan "school".
If you look at Zoumana's Djembekan, there aren't too elaborate phrases and roles, it seems to be more of a matter of progression in speech. A lot of precision in sound, of course.
BTW, first time I've seen Zoumana on the tonpalo slap. Nice.
Of course that to me, there is no one like Adama Dramé. He's one other thing, on djembekan, or whatever you call his solo work. Here
is a long djembe solo on a low tuned djembe. Simply amazing. He never stops surprising me, as much as I know his work over time.
Watch his hand technique