Maintaining an open heart when it comes to djembe music is the third of “The Endangered Three” – a group of three qualities that, when combined, embody Roots Djembe. And unfortunately, it’s becoming rare to find them all together in modern djembe music.
In this context, an open heart is three things:
These words form the foundation of a good musical experience, and arguably the foundation of a good life. And they’re a big part of Roots Djembe.
That’s why we love it so much!
In The West there is a distinct difference between the “performers” and the “spectators.” Djembe music was designed for everyone to be involved.
If we keep this in mind today, and play with this goal, we can really create a sense of community, and the music will sound and feel better.
No matter how experienced we may be, when we can remain a student with an open mind, we never stop improving.
Djembe music was meant to be a communal activity. If we focus too much on the spotlight, we may neglect the group; But if we all focus on being of service to one another, we all benefit together.