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)]


*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: Roy Roberts

Roy facilitates Drum Circles with a Healing African Drum, called the Djembe.

His approach merges the African polyrhythms & the beta brain waves, creating a ‘moment of musicality’.

People who have never played a musical instrument before, make music in perfect harmony collectively.

Dates & Timing: 15 June (5:15 – 7:30)

Contact: Vaishali

Phone: +91 9953698382

Email: zeal@zorbathebuddha.org

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

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