How to play Kassa on Djembe:
Skill level: beginner to intermediate (if you don't know your basic sounds, try Noah's Hand Drum Technique lesson.)
- Table of Contents for easy location of each section
- 2 accompaniment patterns
- Lead drum call
- Full arrangement utilizing the accompaniments
- Bonus: Alternate lead drum call and variation for 1st accompaniment
How to play Kassa on djembe!
In this video Noah teaches all the parts you need to play the Kassa rhythm on djembe. Kassa is a Malinke farming dance that has become one of the most popular rhythms for performance and classes.
In this video Noah breaks down each accompaniment pattern, along with the lead drum call. You'll learn how to come in from the lead drum call to each of the accompaniments, and how to use the call to switch parts. There's also an alternate lead drum call and a variation to the 1st accompaniment. Enjoy! .
Run Time: 24:25
This video is instructed by Noah Mosgofian.
Noah Mosgofian's career includes 6 years with the international percussion sensation STOMP, tours with Lost at Last, Del Castillo, Atash, and scores of other award-winning bands and drum/dance companies playing samba, salsa, afro-beat, funk, and more. He has taught thousands of students in the US and abroad, including composing, arranging, and teaching for Austin Samba, one of the biggest samba schools anywhere outside of Brazil. Noah’s teachers include the top names in many disciplines: Mamady Keita, “Changuito” Quintana, Los Muñequitos de Matanzas, C.K. Ladzekpo, and Fara Tolno. Visit his website at www.noahmosgofian.com
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