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"Conga Joy Live!" Hand Drum DVD

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Conga Joy Live! DVD, an instructional resource for hand drum students and teachers.

Bill Matthews, author of The New Conga Joy, brings us his new DVD, Conga Joy Live!, with 57 African and Afro-Caribbean rhythms for the players of djembes, congas and ashikos. Also on the video: hand technique and drum tuning.

The rhythms are presented in 3 sections:

21 Primary Rhythms - These contain the rhythmic principles found in most African drum music.
4/4 Heartbeat
Fanga High
Cascara Jam
Rumba Tumba
Cona Jam
Djembe Jam
Train Jam
Rolling 4/4
Samba High
Funk Jam
Samba Low
Boom Boom Jam
Rolling 6/8
Three Pulse Jam
Bubble Beat
6/8 Swing
Long Bell Jam
6/8 Wave
Short Bell Jam
Yanvalou Jam
Solid 6/8
More Rhythms for One Drum
Kahkilambe Lead
Kpanlogo Rhythm
Ghanain Rhythm
Congolese Rhythm
Malinke Djembe
Guaguanco Adv.
Guaguanco Adv. 2
Basic Cuban
Pacha Lead
Djembe Support
Rokway Style
Haitian Rhythm
Bomba Rhythm
6/8 Rhythm
Basic Cuban 6/8
Bembe Low Drum
Rhythms for Two Drums
Guaguanco Folklorico
Mozambique Popular
Afro Blue
2 Drum Bembe
4 Againt 6

Watch a lesson from the DVD

This extensive resource (with a running time of 1 hour and 45 minutes) introduces the hand drummer to the powerful rhythms of African and her Diaspora (Ghana, Cuba, Haiti, Liberia, Mali, Congo, Guinea and more).

Box notation provided for every rhythm for easy-to-follow study.

Conga Joy Live! is sure to prove itself as an indispensable resource for students and teachers of African rhythms all around the world.

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    Conga Joy Live! Hand Drum DVD

    Posted by Nancy Sklavos-Gillett on 10th Jul 2014

    After having borrowed this DVD from a friend I immediately ordered one for myself. New to Djembe drumming, something was needed to help me expand my drum beats and rhythm. This DVD was perfect for my needs. There is so much available on it and all quite easy to follow. I am extremely happy with this product.

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