How to play Yankadi on Djembe

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How to play Yankadi on Djembe

Video Features:

  • 4 accompaniment patterns
  • Lead drum call
  • Full arrangement at fast and slow tempos
  • Table of Contents for easy location of each section

Learn to play Yankadi, one of the most popular rhythms played on djembe! It's melodic cadence and sultry groove make it a favorite of dancers and drummers alike. You'll learn it here in full detail including how to play the lead drum call, 4 different accompaniment parts, and an arrangement which utilizes each of the parts. Learn how to come in from the lead drum call to each of the accompaniments, and how to use the lead call to switch parts.

Run Time: 24:16

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

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