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Djembefola - Djembe Forum •To the far-side community
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To the far-side community

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 12:05 am
by Tou'Bab
Kia Ora James!

You've made it back to that special place, I see.

Pleasantly surprised by this project you're in... Great idea!! I wish it'll take you a long way.

Not surprised either that you are thrilled to drum for those dancers... doesn't it suddenly give a purpose to drumming?

We miss you guys here.
The group is somewhat falling apart, people on the move, diverging interests, lack of time, who know? On the other hand we catch new people, new skills are joining in, even a taste of wild bonfire-style grooves...

Manue forwarded me your email, so here I am.
She is gonna leave us soon for a warmer place...

Keep in touch.

Tou'Bab aka P
(I was never black but always tried to dance like one!)

PS: if you know anyone coming this way, plse send them to us!

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 2:56 pm
by James
Oooooo so cryptic.

Is that the one of the French one's? You have me paranoid you don't want your name mentioned on the web now or something....

If so, how's Sinclair? And the Mama?

Otherwise....who that? :D

Put the details of any workshops/classes/gigs/drum circles here http://www.djembefola.com/board/viewfor ... 51e3eb3e21

And I'll add the details to the events page, when I next update it. :)

Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 2:30 am
by Tou'Bab
yes.... it is me!

we all good here. Sinclair is just over 2 and starts talking both languages while practising his hand technique on the djembe and other rhythms on his own mini dunun... Sara carry on with the same job but is taking more time to spend at home wid da faamily (project of starting a free-lance writing/editing business at home).

No paranoia... just complying with the unspoken rule about fake chat-room names, and I thought I'd surprise you as well!
And Tou'Bab definitely sounds much more african!?!

Do you have any news from Aefa?

Following are details of drumming.

Take care

Session details:

Thistle Hall community hall- Wellington, NZ
(corner of Cuba st and Arthur St)
door on side of building
room downstairs at end of corridor

every fortnight

intermediate level drummer (who also practice at other times)
west-african rhythms or cuban rhythms
we mix both styles...

all relevant instruments: djembes, dununs, congas, bells, bongos, clave, etc...
spare instruments always available


Also full-moon drumming circle (happening every full moon!!)

Civic square - downtown Wellington, NZ
(between central library, information centre and townhall)
on patch of grass between the Boatshed and civic square
listen to the drums, you can't miss it!


Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 4:17 pm
by James
Yea, I had to look Toubab up...

Where are you working now?

Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 3:04 am
by Tou'Bab
back in march I started a consulting business (engineering/analysis) as I joined up a project with a company in Hastings (hawkes bay). It's been pretty laid-back...
it now seems that it'll be coming to an end and I'll have to find something else.
will keep you in the loop.

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 11:28 am
by James
Is it still really easy to get into New Zealand to live? There's still a big part of me that would love to live there....

It feels further away now than it did when I was there...if that makes any sense... :D

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 10:20 pm
by Tou'Bab
not sure about moving here... requirements change with time.
I 'd guess as long as you have job lined up then easy otherwise try holiday-work visa for a year...