bkidd wrote:The exotic aspect of West African culture wore off a long time ago
the kid wrote:
I think people look for accuracy and precission where there is none. People want to know the definite truth but the real definite truth is impossible to grasp as it happened in the past and wasn't recorded. To an African this drum is really old. To our european scientists it has to be an exact figure. One answer must be wrong scientifically and all who believe that answer are also wrong.
Whats wrong with taking something with a pinch of salt?
the kid wrote:
Just wondering Brian, have you been to west Africa?
It's pretty exotic. Fresh coconuts, pinnapple and all that.
The problem is actually with Abdoul's friend who was asking questions on the video. He was the one who was trying to put a number on the age of the drum. I actually don't really care how old the drum is either, but my bs detector goes off when people say things that seem implausible
Onetreedrums wrote:I agree that it is unrealistic to get an exact age of these jenbes but I am willing to guess they are more 50-60 years old and I wouldn't be surprised if they were older. I have asked Abdoul how old they were years ago and he said they were his teacher's teacher's drums. He didn't give an estimate in years other than saying they were older than he is.
The problem is actually with Abdoul's friend who was asking questions on the video. He was the one who was trying to put a number on the age of the drum.
I'm not sure that we can make any assumptions. Who knows what Abdoul had told him before the moment, they were on camera. He may just have wanted to get hear what he had already been told, on camera (or not). Who knows, except Tim We should get him in here
When I posted the video, I doubted the djembe was 175 years old, but based on my knowledge (and anyone else here too I believe), what can you do, but take Abdoul at his word?
e2c wrote:Daniel - I think Nate (onetree) is talking about the djembes that Jeremy Chevrier sells, both in Mali and through his website.
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