Additional clips from the unreleased documentary on Les Amazones. Some nice footage but with some weird audio issues.
What a shame. I'm sure that would have made for interesting viewing...On the video's description - here - the filmmaker says it was made in 2006 but never released due to "some issues". Could be referring to technical issues.
I think that part was more of a joke. But I have no doubt that, in essence, the story is true. It's the women who invent the songs and the groove, and the men come along later and add drum parts.do like the way he tells the story, although parts of it sound more like folklore/legend than hard fact. (The part about the women telling the men to play the drums especially.)
I would agree with that - also about being relaxed. I'll be 50 this year - didn't start playing djembe until I was 37, so definitely a late starter, and for may years I suffered from severe asthma and other health issues, but I'm gradually building my stamina for performing and the speed is coming bit by bit. Hey, if you look at the way some of those old masters can still play at their age, I don't see any reason why I can't still improveAs for what you're saying about the physical side, I think that's much more about stamina than it is about upper body strength.