the kid wrote: I find his sound sweet. Lets compare a plop to a Njang. Gimme njang or zang any day over plop. Plops are for the toilet bowl, no offence. lol.
Well, I try to ungrow 35 years to share laughter...still... Plops for the toilet bowl, right, you got, in a constructive fashion, exactly what I tried to describe....
I remember people taking a workshop in Berlin with Soungalo Coulibaly quoting him: "Don't believe people saying hitting the drum should't hurt - it should, otherwise you are not really hitting the drum!" One cannot really claim that Soungalo didn't sound good on a djembe, nor that Harouna doesn't. But this ballet like harder, faster, louder is not mine. It sounds brutal. Ibro Konaté wanted to impress me with playing a super loud slap when he came by my workshop place in Conakry. I did hear that slap even two days later as a ringy sound in my ear. Believe me, it sounds brutal, not beautiful in real life. Neither videosounds on youtube nor audio on cd can nearly capture that.
the kid wrote:A dead goat screams louder than a live one
Never heard a living goat screaming, but prefer girls anyway (hey, the time travel to my teens worked with some delay)
the kid wrote:Mamady may be using 'bass' as an expression of soul of the drum or the character of the drum, or simply resonance.
Right. Or any other thing like it's price or origin. Wait, resonance is what I said as well...might be just that.
It is interesting to listen to what Mamady has to say about Famoudou's sounds in the djembefola