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No need to
worry if you ain't got your own drum. We have plenty of
instruments on place.
groups are open for new members. Feel free
to join any of them. In order to join our other groups, please contact
the instructor (see contact section)
you introduction into West African percussive music traditons
especially playing djembe and dundun drums (see the photo below). Not
only will we have a good time learning and playing but we will also get
some understanding of social backgrounds of this music.
During the beginners classes we learn basic djembe skills and some
elementary rhythms as well as band arrangements identified with them
classes course content:
- learning to express basic djembe tones,
popular West African rhythms: balakulania, diansa, soli and more
(depends on the group's choice and progress), playing basic band
arrangements identified with these rhythms,
the rhythms notation - introduction to microtiming,
concerning tempo, rhythm, improving personal musical skills,
to play at the drum circles?
movies about djembe music,
knowledge concerning djembe music, its evolution and social background
The intermediate classes
focus both on developing skills regarding familiar rhythms (solo djembe
phrases, modified dundun phrases, more complex band arrangements) and
studying new ones adjusted to group's progress (e.g. madan, mendiani,
soko, maraka). Moreover there will be plenty of exercises improving
articulation and tempo, practicing microtiming in solo
the soli rhythm and many other interesting things provided by the
Majored in psychology he found etnopercussion as his real life
fascination. He has been exploring the West African drum music since
2005. In 2007 and 2008 he travelled to Mali - the birthplace of djembe
music. There he has found his teachers, (two of them - Makan Kone and
Lassine Dante - can be seen in the section 'media'). He also took part
in various workshops conducted by African musicians in Poland and
He performed with a number of music bands, few of which were Yankadi
and Papadram (Wroclaw) and Inike (Cracow). Moreover, plenty of times he
provided live drum music during african dance courses.
with one of his mentors, Bamako, Mali, 2007.