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Learn Kuku African Rhythm Djembe

Video Lesson Download. In this lesson you will learn how to play the Kuku African Rhythm on Djembe. Lesson includes part 1, part 2 and the break.

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How to Play the Kuku Rhythm on Djembe with Kenya Masala

One of the most popular djembe rhythms in the United States is the traditional dance rhythm from Guinea West Africa called Kuku. In this lesson you will learn how to play the Kuku African Rhythm on Djembe.

Before starting this lesson, it is important that you know the nomenclature of the basic djembe notes and how to play them. To to learn (or review) the basic rhythms on djembe, watch the How to Play Djembe Lesson.


  • Walk through Part 1 of the Kuku Rhythm
  • Learn about the "feel" and important pause that takes place between the phrases
  • Learn Part 2 of Kuku and where it fits in the rhythm
  • Breakdown of the break for Kuku. This section is instructed step by step where you will build up to master the entire part.
  • Learn how the Break flows into Part 1 and Part 2.
  • At the end of this lesson, you will have mastered Parts 1 and 2 so when you join a drum jam, you can play either part as needed.
  • Run Time: 8:25

This video is instructed by Kenya Masala.
Sharing his love of rhythm and drumming within corporations, classrooms and communities, Kenya Masala is a recognized and respected trainer and facilitator across the country. Masala's original Rhythm Play! activity book and Zaboomba drumming programs introduce activities that integrate music within classroom and team development environment, and are accessible to teachers, educators and facilitators through easy-to-teach lessons that are adaptable to the ages and abilities of students and participants.

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Kuku Rhythm September 10, 2013
Reviewer: Louis Johnson from Trinity Park, Queensland Australia  
I absolutely enjoy the Kuku Rhythm tutorial as taught by Kenya Masala! Besides his being crystal clear and easy to follow, I like the brief background story behind the rhythm. Keep up the excellent work X8 Drums!

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Would Recommend June 28, 2013
Reviewer: Drumming in Jersey from Mount Arlington, NJ United States  
This is a great video, very upbeat and the instructor is great. My husband and I are beginners; we practiced to this video last night and had so much fun doing it.  We surprised ourselves at how good we sounded.

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