Bembe Drum Circle Ensemble with Bill Matthews
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Check out this great groove to try at your next drum circle. This video is lead by our friend Bill Matthews. His full instructional "How to Play the Djembe DVD" is available now.
The Bembe rhythm is from the Afro-Cuban genre that is now commonly heard in modern Latin, Jazz and Rock music. Bembe Shango honors Shango, the Yoruban Orisha of Lightning, Thunder, Drums, Dancing and Yams. Musically, this rhythm is exciting because it can be played at many different tempos and still have a great sound.
Instruments Used above:
Bembe Shango history from songtrellis.com
Meinl Python Djembe Drum with Free Percussion
Gretsch New Classic Series Drum Set, Black Sparkle
Mavembe Tuned Mbira #1
De Gregorio DrumBox Cajon
Meinl African Talking Drum
X8 Drums Heavy Duty Cajon Bag
High Tuned "Dandaranyika" Kalimba
Meinl Foot Tambourine