New Member Introduction
- I am Kayode from Warri, Delta State and Abeokota Ogun
State of Nigeria. I'm an orphan from a polygamous
home. My childhood and school life was a though
experience but for my mum who was always radiating
Love and support.
I'm the Originator of Saxtruj music, a fusion of
Saxophone and Trumpet in Juju music enfiched with the
traditional cultural music of the people in the Niger
Delta and the Yoruba's of Southern Nigeria. My main
objective is to unite my country with my music by
singing in different languages and interpreting same
to all because one of the problems of misunderstanding
is the difference in language among the various
nations in my country. I know it is a long process,
but I will get there. I will tell you more about my
music in my next mail, watchout. Longlive African
Sir K Saxtruj Music.
- bom dia! good morning!
ta tudo legal?
yes i am new and i c that i have to make an intro of my self
ok. but a small one *:)
my name is Nemanja. i have many nicknames like Nemanjah or Coqueiro or what
ever as long it isnt a bad word i dont mind..
i'm from a small country in Europe called Serbia. It used to b called
Yugoslavia witch i like more. Momenterely there is a war over here on
Kosovo and i think we are having wars since 1990 (and before) and havent
stoped since then. i dont why but many other countrys and cultures wants
this small peace of land. crazy people. crazy. but people here are very
nice and positive no mather what and live for the day. misery and low
standards,wars.. we dont care cause we have eachothers and music and i'm a
big lover of african and latino america instruments/music/dances/history...
i'm learning all the time for some time to play the berimbao, djembe,
atabaque, conga, reco reco, agogo, pandeiro...
also did Selector DJ music on the local radio, love roots reggae music .
as for drums i've heard aloth of it from other countrys and cultures from
many parts of the world and realy good stuff from my countrys and around
like turkey they some realy good druming music and many more places of
i also do Capoeira Angola tradicional afro-brasilian dance martial art. Very
beautiful. muito bonito
for some time i'm into making instruments and as for Berimbaos i have a good
teacher, my Capoeira Professor Marquinho realy good good exeperience. realy
as for druming i'm trying to make an atabaque and maybe thats one of the
reasons i've joined the list cause i want to get in touch with people who
are into making instruments and hear their exeperience cause here there is
no one that makes drums here and i would love to learn a skill like that.
Brother of my father is a very skillfull oldschool Gusla maker. its a
tradicional Serbian instrument. and he will help me with the wood
selection. but i still need some info and any of it would b usefull.
for a long time i've been planing to go Brasil and everything goes well (the
money of course) i'm probably gonna go this summer and try to find someone
to show me some of the making skills.
i make my living in doing construction work or what ever is needed on high
altitutes like hanging on one rope on 100m and working all kinda of stuff.
very fun and full of energy and andrenalin work. better than being stuck in
a office and being a slave of the system yea yea.
i told i'm gonna write a small history of me but it got to long. gotta stop
muito obrigado *:)
Love Peace And Good Vibes NemanJaH
Angola Center Serbia Mestre Joao Grande
- Hi! My name is Annette and I am married to a musician from W. Africa. We live in New York and Tampa with our two sons Gabriel and Nicolas. I am new to this group and joined so as to promote and share Baye's music as well as learn from and share what others are contributing.
Originally from Bamako, Mali, Baye Kouyate descends from an 800-year old lineage of Griots, societally ingrained musicians who recount histories and settle disputes. Recently, Baye has just returned astounding audiences at the Rochester Jazz Festival as well as sharing the stage with well known artists such as Amadou et Mariam, Cheick Tidiane Seck, and Vieux Farka Toure.
We are excited about two things today, his upcoming performance at Joe's Pub on August 12th and our trip to MALI in January for the desert festival. If anyone is going we would love to connect.