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 Bodhran Tipper
Meinl Percussion CB3 Precision Cajon Brush, 13"
X8 Drums 10-Inch Purple Shimmer Tambourine
Toca Freestyle 10 in. Mechanically Tuned Djembe, Gold Mask
Meinl Drummer Gloves, Medium
Tycoon Percussion 12" Dancing Drum Pro Series Djembe
X8 Drums Island Kids Bongos