Edmonton, ABCanada T5A 1P2
July 30, 2012
I have two Guinean djembes, an Indonesian djembe, an Egyptian doumbek, a set of Cote d'Ivoire dunun, a frame drum, an ashiko and a Peruvian cajon bongo.
I dabble with the didgeridoo and Native American flute, and an assortment of shakers and thingamajigs.
I started hand drumming in August of 2012, and instantly got hooked. I want to draw the character from my drum by perfecting the sounds, and learning traditional West African rhythms. To be "in the moment" and immersed in the beat is the ultimate high. I love playing in a group, listening to the drums interact and talk to each other.
The drums of Africa beat in my heart. Rhythm is a heartbeat. It’s the first drum, a story in sound that reveals our imagination and celebrates our power. Rhythm is the common ground of the human family.