West African drumming in the village style of Guinea and Mali, taught by Baba Abubakr Kouyate, a master drummer with over 40 years of experience.
Authentic djembe rhythms require six drummers, all playing different parts. Besides the djembes (large, wineglass-shaped hand drums), each rhythm requires the three dunnuns, large drums that are played with sticks. Dunnuns define the rhythm. Djembes accompany them.
In class we quickly learn several parts for each rhythm. Everyone plays all the types of drums. We also learn universal drum parts that can be played in--and will dazzle--any drum circle.
This Yahoo group is mainly for Baba Abubakr's djembe classes on Thursday evenings at Dr. Jackie's office in the Montrose and on Saturdays at 11 AM at Bara-Hambright Studio in the Spring area
2021 Driscoll St. (in the Montrose)
Houston, TX 77019
Thursdays, 7 to 8:30 pm
Innate Chiropractic is 5 blocks east of S. Shepherd at Indiana St. For directions, see http://www.n8chiro.com or call 713-521-2104.
Bara-Hambright Studio is at 523 E. Louetta, Spring, TX 77373. Just east of I-45. For directions call 281-907-6238 or see http://www.bara-hambright.com.
$15 a class if you pay for 4 classes at once ($60) or $20 for a single class.
For detailed class and workshop information, see our Meetup group,
That is where we announce schedule changes and special workshops.
To share info on West African drumming, where to take lessons, how to select a djembe and tune it, where to buy drums or get your djembe repaired, this is the place.
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- Drums and Percussion
- Jan 12, 2004
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