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.