- Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:21 am
So true. I wonder what skins are on there as well. I seen a Diola band in gambia play with the 3 bougs as bass section and few djembe players and dancers with the bamboo clickers. Sounded cool. There is some clips on youtube of a european guy who was Bacarys student and he is ripping this 4 drum set up too.
But Bacary is pretty unique. I though i saw some where that he passed away in the recent years. Shame if that is so. He seemed to be the heart of the party anyways and a show man for young and old. His style percussion is pretty playful yet deep, hypnotic and trancy too. I really like it.
I never even heard of bougs coming out of casamance for sale. Mostly i've heard of them from up around Dakar so i wonder are they the authentic up there or coming from a musical tradition or just designed for tourist market. They also seem to always be used in drum circle style context as a lone drum, pretty much a bassy djembe style drum. Interesting to learn more about them really.
There are some interesting styles in Senegambia region for sure, not just Sabar anyways
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