Yes to your first question since I been in those shoes, played kit since age 5, now 52.
Not as good as some perhaps, to question #2 , but can definitely respect both a kid that is a kit drummer playing the Djembe that fast and visa versa, and/or a pro playing it as long as I have the kit. Both deserve respect in my book nothing less!
All drummer’s, artist, musicians deserve respect regardless of their differences, how long they have been playing, or where they are from. Don’t underestimate “kids” non-“pros”, some have just not had the breaks in life to be pro, does not mean they are not as good. I am sure there are billions of very talented drummers/ Djembe players in the world that will never be pro.
I had dreams of being pro from the day I was born, when I was 18 I could not survive and feed my family on the money I could make even tho I was one of the best drummers in LA, CA, so it became a hobby to my career and still is.
Give me few months my fingers will be as good as my hands and feet. We will see, really liking the Djembe so far, I miced my remo with some delay and reverb really woke it up imo.
Everyone has an opinion, mine is that in the two videos I have watched so far the remo kid and this guy I like the remo kid.