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The History of Djembe Drumming in America: Part 2

Djembe Drums

Djembe Drums

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What is Orisha Music?

Orisha Music is the music that is sung to the deities of the Yoruba religion called Ifa. The Yoruba were brought to the Americas during the transport of slaves from West African during the European slave trade.  The Yoruba people come from what is now the Country of Nigeria, however, linguists believe the Yoruba migrated from Egypt to West African several hundred years ago spreading their religious and cultural heritage through the vast regions of West Africa.Yoruba people were brought to the Islands of Cuba and the eastern seaboard of the United States.  It is estimated that 85% of African Americans are descendants of the people brought from Yoruba Land.  

Young Master Drummers from Guinae

This video was shot during a performance in Conakry, guinea.  Reminds me of my time in Mali when , in an empty, abondoned building built by the French, Master Drummers of Malie brought down the howuse.  These ae students of Master drummer Boka, of Guinae [vsw id="v/htDTJMUwgWQ&hl " source="youtube" width="325" height="244" autoplay="no"]

Orisha Music for Beginners-Downloadz Available!


We’ve been busy!  Orisha Music for Beginners by Fatu Judy Henderson is now available for download at Dragon Head Music on the Downloadz page!  Now you can download the CD, the book and individual tracs using secure payments with Pay-Pal.  We’re not done yet.  sign up for our rss and receive personal notification  as we add downloadz for all Dragon Head Artists. Enjoy!

SF1 Releases “Cornbread album”

 

Shane Franklin is SF1!
SF1’s  debut album “Cornbread” 
now available for Digital Download at
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/SF1
Make sure you get your copy today!!!!!
View video and see more of SF1!

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