- Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:03 pm #37235
Hey all, glad to be here. I've been playing djembe for roughly 25 years but on amateur level. I actually bought my first djembe from Paulo MattiolI in San Diego at a yoga center I think. Still have and play it. A big sicker, almost 16" head. Crazy tone. I also had a chance to meet and spend some personal time with Leon Mobley and his djundjun player JJ. Played, with a group of other audience members, on one of his live cds. It's been a wonderful long journey with the djembe. Played on both coasts and many places in between. Again, I am an amateur in skill level, and nothing here should imply anything more. Don't get me wrong, I play well, but not a lot of lessons. Play mostly in circles, and feel like I can always hold my own, if not lead. Seems like last several years I have become support. Driving it and letting the young bucks step up. Rambling. Thanks for having me.