Learn Djembe Hand Drumming and Rhythm Techniques

The drum has a special appeal.

It all begins in the womb, where our mother’s heartbeat becomes the first drum that we encounter.

The djembe can produce a wide variety of sounds, making it a most versatile drum.

Djembe players use three basic sounds: basstone, and slap, which have low, medium, and high pitch, respectively.

These sounds are achieved by varying the striking technique and position.

Other sounds are possible but these additional sounds are used rarely, mainly for special effects during a solo performance.

A skilled player can use the sounds to create very complex rhythmic pattern.

The combination of rhythm and the differently pitched sounds often leads an inexpert listener to believe that there is more than one drum is being played.

We Learn:

  • Correct drumming posture
  • Proper hand stroke techniques
  • Understanding musical rhythm
  • How to develop correct drumming hand patterns
  • How to develop hand fluidity
  • How to feel and play to the pulse of the rhythm
  • How to keep time
  • Learn popular African and Afro-Caribbean rhythms

While playing djembe we develop harmony with ourselves and others.

[Mandatory for the workshop: Bring your djembe or any other percussion instrument. You can also rent a djembe here (only 3 available)]

 Important Instructions:

*3 Student, /Artist Scholarships available.

* This program is open to everyone; you can list this in the media.

*All of our programs are in English.

Facilitator: Dinero Ash

Dinero Ash from Washington, D.C., USA and presently in India, is an extremely talented singer, rapper, percussionist, and music curator.

He kickstarted Human Jam and Body Percussions with MTV Flyp (Delhi, Mumbai, Chandigarh) and also teaches Percussions to those passionate about learning, across all age groups.

He has performed with artists like Apache Indian, Ash King, Stereo Nation, DJ Pinaki aka Phenom, DJ OMA, Reggae Rajahs, Shivangi Bhayana and more.

He has also performed for brands including Amazon India Fashion Week, Nokia, FDCI, World Bank, Vivo IPL, Hindustan Times, Airtel, BMW, Coca Cola, Blender’s Pride etc.

Dates & Timing: 22nd June 2019 (5:15 PM – 7:30 PM)

Contact: Shirish

Phone: +91 9560059085 

Email: zeal@zorbathebuddha.org


Contact: Punam

Phone: +91 9250361903

Email: happiness@zorbathebuddha.org

Please Call between 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM IST

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