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World Percussion Musical Resources

This list of recordings offers a small sample of the wonderful world of drumming. They are great places to start your exploration of drum and percussion based music. Be sure to also view our World Drumming Book List.

Artist Title Style
Mamady Keita (Master Drummer) All Titles (Wassolon, Afo, etc.) Traditional West African
Famoudou Konate (Master Drummer)

All Titles Traditional West African

Babatunde Olatunji
Drums of Passion Traditional West African

Professor Trance (Contemporary Grooves)
Shaman's Breath, Medicine Drum Trance Dance

Mickey Hart (Traditional with Modern)
Planet Drum, (And all other titles) Great mix of grooves

Gabriel Roth (Traditional with Modern)
All Albums Trance Dance

Fara Tolno (Master Drummer)
Binye Traditional West African

Glen Velez (Master Drummer)
All Titles Masterful Frame Drums

Geoff Johns
Drum! Great Educational CD

Kenya Masala
Juju! Volume 1 Folk West African


Thanks to Kenya Masala for providing this list of resources.