Traditional West African Drum Class with Abdoulaye Diallo

Traditional West African Drum Class with Abdoulaye Diallo

11 Episodes

Traditional West African Drum Classes: With Master Drummer Abdoulaye Diallo from Monterey California on commercial free Wave Street Live.
Learn the ancient rhythms that have been played for a thousand years in West Africa as a way of communicating, celebrating, and gathering. Drumming gives us a way to collaborate, to feel a sense of accomplishment, teamwork, creativity, and some say “spiritual joy”
Gives people with little or no music background, the chance to learn to play music and experience playing with a group of others in a very short time.
Wave Street Studios 774 Wave St. Monterey, CA.
Wednesday’s 5:00pm-6:30pm – 13 week session
Session 1: May 11th -August 17th
What you will learn:
• About the types of Drums: Djembe Drum (which means to gather) and Dundun Drums
• Technique – Proper way to play the drum, hand position & posture
• The three notes or ways to strike the drum (Bass, Tone, Slap)
• Warm Up Exercises & Patterns for Home Practice
• Multiple Rhythms with accompaniments for Djembe & Dundun will be played during each class with a specific focus of 2 rhythms each 13 week session. Session 1 will be the rhythms (Sincrou Badin Don & Bolonba) to be reviewed & played every class for 13 weeks, so you will end each 13 week session with an understanding and ability to play these two featured rhythms.
• Performance of select rhythms at end of class by Tam Tam Sacree Performing Ensemble
• Weekly Discussion & Q&A could include: History of Africa, History of Rhythms, History of Drumming, Drums & Drum Making (Abdoulaye is also an gifted & expert drum maker) Abdoulaye’s stories of learning & studying with his Master, Morley Toure’ & tales of life in Africa.
Come have fun! Anyone can learn!
Class fee’s:
$20 per class-Drop in
$150 for 10 weeks paid in advance
There will be several drums available for use during class for those who don’t have one yet!

Master Drummer Abdoulaye Diallo hails from Ziguinchor Senegal, West Africa. Abdoulaye started playing drums when he was six years old in his home village. He later went on to tour the world performing & sharing West African Drumming & Dance with his performing ensemble Baskolo. Abdoulaye moved to the United States in 2000. He currently lives in Salinas California and teaches West African Drumming & Dance and performs with his current performance ensemble Tam Tam Sacree.

Traditional West African Drum Class with Abdoulaye Diallo
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    Live from Monterey, Traditional West African Drum Classes:
    Learn the ancient rhythms that have been played for a thousand years in West Africa as a way of communicating, celebrating, and gathering. Drumming gives us a way to collaborate, to feel a sense of accomplishment, teamwork, creativity, an...

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    Episode 1
    Rhythm 1: Sincrou Badin Don – Break, 3 djembe accompaniments & dundun parts for kenkini, sangban & dundunba
    Is a rhythm from Casamance, Senegal originally played on Cerouba Drums.
    It is a rhythm played for happiness and happy celebrations such as marriage, births, birthdays etc.
    Rhythm ...

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    Rhythm 1: Bolonba – Break, 3 djembe accompaniments & dundun parts for kenkini, sangban & dundunba
    Mandinque rhythm is from Casamance, Senegal, originally played on Cerouba Drums.
    Rhythm 1: means Big River, Bolon= River, Ba= Big
    Rhythm 2: Sincrou Badin Don – Break, 3 djembe accompaniment...

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    Episode 3
    Rhythm 1: More Ba Yassa – Break, 2 djembe accompaniments & dundun parts for kenkini, sangban & dundunba
    Is a rhythm played in all of West Africa
    Rhythm means More= name of a king, Ba= Big, Yassa=Song
    Rhythm 2: Liberte’ – Break, 3 djembe accompaniments & dundun parts for kenkini, sangban...

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    Episode 4
    Rhythm 1: Liberte’ – Break, 3 djembe accompaniments & dundun parts for kenkini, sangban & dundunba
    Is a Rhythm & Dance played for freedom
    Rhythm 2: More Ba Yassa – Break, 2 djembe accompaniments & dundun parts for kenkini, sangban & dundunba
    Is a rhythm played in all of West Africa
    Rhyt...

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    Episode 5-Review of previous rhythms learned
    Rhythm 1: Bolonba – Break, 3 djembe accompaniments & dundun parts for kenkini, sangban & dundunba
    Is a Mandinque rhythm from Casamance, Senegal originally played on Cerouba Drums.
    Rhythm means Big River, Bolon= River, Ba= Big
    Rhythm 2: Sincrou Badin Do...

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    Episode 6
    Rhythm 1: Kounpa Don – Break, 2 djembe accompaniments & dundun parts for kenkini, sangban & dundunba
    Is a rhythm from Casamance, Senegal
    Is a Rhythm & Dance of the mask, Kounpa=mask made of palm fronds, Don=dance
    Rhythm 2: Kuku Kasse – Break, 2 djembe accompaniments & dundun parts for k...

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    Episode 7
    Rhythm 1: Sincrou Badin Don – Break, 3 djembe accompaniments & dundun parts for kenkini, sangban & dundunba
    Is a rhythm from Casamance, Senegal originally played on Cerouba Drums.
    It is a rhythm played for happiness and happy celebrations such as marriage, births, birthdays etc.
    Rhythm ...

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    Episode 9

    Episode 8
    Rhythm 1: Liberte’ – Break, 3 djembe accompaniments & dundun parts for kenkini, sangban & dundunba
    Is a Rhythm & Dance played for freedom
    Rhythm 2: Bolonba – Break, 3 djembe accompaniments & dundun parts for kenkini, sangban & dundunba
    Is a Mandinque rhythm from Casamance, Senegal origi...

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    Episode 10

    Live from Monterey, Traditional West African Drum Classes. Wednesday's 5pm PST. Learn the ancient rhythms that have been played for a thousand years in West Africa as a way of communicating, celebrating, and gathering. Drumming gives us a way to collaborate, to feel a sense of accomplishment, te...

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    Traditional West African Drum Classes:
    Learn the ancient rhythms that have been played for a thousand years in West Africa as a way of communicating, celebrating, and gathering. Drumming gives us a way to collaborate, to feel a sense of accomplishment, teamwork, creativity, and some say “spiritua...