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An Online Drum Circle, Part 2

Continued From Part 1



Langston Hughes and the South African Drum

Hughes and the South African Drum







"Ultimate Haitian Drum Solo, Jeff Pierre"









West African languages and messages by drums

"Talking drums are part of a family of hourglass-shaped pressure drums.

The drum heads at either end of the drum's wooden body are made from hide, fish-skin or other membranes which are wrapped around a wooden hoop."

West African languages and messages by drums







Nimbaya!











Bata Drum

Santiago Nani Playing










Eating disorders treated with African drumming

Drumming breaks cycle of obsessive thinking

Eating disorders treated with African drumming



Master Drummer Antoinette Adwoa Kudoto

"Antoinette Adwoa Kudoto is Ghana's first and foremost Female Master Drummer. Here she performs Soli on the Djun Djun.

(At the Breast Cancer Panel)

Antoinette Adwoa Kudoto



Kpegisu, A War Drum Of The Ewe Book

"Included in this book is textual analysis of song texts, melodic analysis of song melodies, and rhythmic analysis of drummed patterns."

A War Drum Of The Ewe Book








Edwina Lee Tyler










Drum Language of West African, II

(Excerpt)

Drum Language of West African, II



Ancient Akan Drum in a *British Museum*

1730-1745

Ghana, West Africa

Said to be the oldest African artifact in America, made in Ghana.

Akan Drum









How to Make a Djembe

by Fallou Sy











Part 2










Science Communicators Experience the Beat of African Drums

Science Communicators Experience the Beat



African Communication Systems: Concepts, Channels and Messages

"And she uses the visual; and audio properties of some the most unimaginable items in daily life like drums, bells, flutes among others to press home her point in a very scholarly way."

African Communication Systems








Yacub Addy with Odadaa!










The Beat of My Drum

The Beat of My Drum



Hip-hop and Reggae: The Common Links of Politics and Music

"Dougy Mack used the African drum rhythms of Count Ossie in addition to his lyrics, to protest Patrice Lumumba's murder."

The Common Links of Politics and Music








Gordon Odametey Solo Drum

"Following the influence of his grandfather, a well known herbalist, he discovered at an early age the healing force of certain spoken words and special drum rhythms,especially the "heartbeat rhythms".










The Warrior's Drum

"It was never beaten in anger
But throbbed in the sight of danger."

The Warrior's Drum



Still Beating The Drum

Still Beating The Drum



Drum Language in Ghanaian Schools

"As you can hear, one plays the high tone and the other plays the low tone. He plays his high and low drums to match the high and low tonal patterns of his language, Twi."

What a great page, especially for children.

Drum Language in Ghanaian Schools








Mustapha 'T' Addy,Abass Dodoo & The Ghanaian Royal Drummers










The Beat of My Drum: An Autobiography

The Beat of My Drum



Ode to a Drum

Komunyakaa, the author of Ode to a Drum, is an African American poet, born to working-class parents in rural Louisiana.

Ode to a Drum








Daniel Bloem - Conga Solo










Symbols and Ritual: The Socio-Religious Role Of The gbn Drum Family.

"The gbn drum was used throughout Yorubaland and the socio-religious role of the drum is infused in many segments of Yoruba ritual, civic, and spiritual practice."

Symbols and Ritual



Rhythms of life

Drummer builds a sense of community one beat at a time

Rhythms of life








Kpanlogo Master, Winchester Niitete











Foli 'Rhythm"

There is No Movement Without Rhythm, Original Version

Spectacular post from Bro. Kefentse Akim Bandele

"Dedicated to the people of baro.

Life doesn't' stand still, it's constantly moving. It has rhythm. The word for rhythm (used by the Malinke tribes) is "FOLI." It is a word that encompasses so much more than drumming and dancing. It's found in every part of daily life.

In this film you not only hear and feel rhythm but you see it. It's an extraordinary blend of image and sound that
feeds the senses and reminds us all how essential it is."










Rose Rhythm










Djembe Kan










Amazones Master Women Drummers in Philadelphia










Eleggua Afro-Venezuelan Women's Group










































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Closeup and also thumbnail image photos of these beautiful Ba Tonka drums are from the very African-affirming site, ezakwantu.com









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