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    features a collection of the most useful, hand-picked, high-integrity videos for students.
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    can only be found here on Konkoni.org. We've spent hundreds of hours collecting, tagging, and sorting to make your search for quality djembe videos as quick and easy as possible.
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    where some of Aarons djembe friends and teachers answer questions, give advice, and talk about their experiences.
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    You'll find many posts containing tips, suggestions, exercises and other actions or ideas for improvement. Many are valuble ideas you won't hear anywhere else.

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Recent Djembe Videos

Ngri : Mady Keita

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Mady Keita plays Ngri for his drum students in Australia.

Maraka : Matche Traore

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Matche Traore demonstrates the rhythm Maraka accompanied by Jesse Servin, and Aaron in Bamako. January 2016.

Madan : Amara Kante

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Wow! This is a great rendition of Madan (Djagbe) played in Bamako, Mali by Amara Kante. We like this video because: Kante plays Madan with that classic, unmistakable Madan flavor. The phrasing is tasteful a...

Sogoninkun, Ngri : Seydou Balo

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Seydou Balo plays two rhythms from his home region of Wassoulou. First Sogoninkun and then Ngri. We like this video because: Seydou and konkoni player Madou Diakite take us through different movements of th...

Sungurubani, Fura : Souleymane Sidibe, Matche Traore

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Matche Traore and his teacher Souleymane Sidibe play two rhythms in this video shot in Bamako at The Djembe Hotel. They are joined by Sidi Jan Traore, a djembe player visiting from Kayes. The first is a rhythm with...

Suku : Issou Keita

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This is a clean Bamako version of Suku (Soli Rapide) with clear language and minimal embellishments. Issou (Student of Matche Traore, and son to Michael Tivier of Wassoulou Percussions) plays through a sequence tw...


Recent Interview Videos

Djembe Interview : Jesse Servin

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New interview with my long-time friend and musical cohort, Jesse Servin. Jesse is an exceptional musician, and one of my favorite people to play with. Jesse and I hang out in Jesse's living room in California and ...

Djembe Interview : Greg Fletcher

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Long time drummer Greg Fletcher talks about some of his experiences studying and playing djembe music. In this interview, Greg talks about many ideas, including his thoughts on finding a good teacher and how to be ...

Djembe Interview : Isaiah Chevrier

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Isaiah has been playing djembe since he was a toddler. You may know Isaiah as the famous "4 year old djembe drummer" on Youtube. His Youtube videos were also featured on Oprah after they went viral. Some of this...

Drumming Insights

What Style Do You Play?

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Some people say that a true Djembe Master is required to play all styles and rhythms. Don't be fooled by this statement. There may be some truth to it, but it's misleading. If you misunderstand it, you'll tend to w...

Is It My Turn to Solo Yet?

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Originally published August 2004 by Jeremy Chevrier on his Djembe Essays Blog. My teacher always emphasizes the value of good accompaniment. Accompaniment is number one. If a djembe player cannot play really go...

Problems With The Phrases-Based Approach to Djembe

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I recommend you adopt a themes-based approach to djembe rather than a phrases-based approach. If your teacher or someone else seems infinitely better than you at djembe, a theme-based approach may be one of th...

The “Internet” Of Djembe: A Theme-Based Approach

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The difference between a phrase-based and theme-based approach to djembe is profound. It may be one of the biggest reasons why many students will never sound like their African teachers - no matter how long or har...