African Musicians are truly ambassadors of peace. I am seeing more and more videos where Master Djembe drummers have gone into other cultures carrying the message of the drum. This is true of the Americas, Canada and Europe who have felt the growing influence of these musicians over the last fifty years. Now I am seeing more videos coming from Asian countries. Here is a video of Aly Traore playing with a group of Japanese drummers. These guys are having so much fun; you just want to jump in and start dancing! Enjoy!
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[vsw id="O7MOfQM6tVM" source="youtube" width="425" height="344" autoplay="no"]There is still time to get to the Camp Merveilles Drum Camp hosted by Fara Tolno & Kissidugu School of Music. Check http://dragonheadmusic.com/?s=Camp+Merveilles&search=Search for more info!
Fara Tolnowas born in Conakry, Guinea, West Africa. He spent his youth in the village of Kissidugu and Guinea’s capital city, Conakry. He started playing djembe at the age of nine and is a master of the Djembe, Dounnoun and various other instruments including bellaphone and flute. Fara spent nine years as the lead drummer for Les Merveilles (The Marvelous) de Guinea under the tutelage of West Africa’s most influential director and choreographer, Kemoko Sano.