World Percussion - African Drumming
Below are two podcasts by Farai Malianga. The first is information and the history of the djembe. The second is a demonstration of the djembe and cajon, playing "Fanga."
The Virtual Djembe is an online resource designed for practicing, hearing authentic djembe sounds and rhythmic integrity. Open the Virtual Djembe in a separate window by clicking HERE so you can watch this tutorial while your Virtual Djembe is open at the same time.
Students learn about rhythmic patterns through the study and performance of world percussion. We focus on playing the Djembe, a Western African drum. Please click HERE to open a page on how to make a drum at home.