Djembe Videos

Djembekan Videos

Here I’ve put together a collection of some of my favorite djembekan, or djembe solo videos.  There is a lot of bad drumming on youtube, and it seems from reading the comments that everyone who has ever touched a djembe is an expert.  Well, here is the best of what I have run across.  I’ll be sure and update this gallery as I find more videos.  Please, if there is one that should be added, e-mail me at info@rhythmhousedrums.com

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Videos from Rhythm House Drums

Showcasing some of our local talent and some of our quality djembes.  Listen to the dynamics of these RHD Drums.  We’ve got a few videos here from how we build a djembe in our shop, to a drum solo by yours truly, and even a drum solo by local djembe teacher Malik on one of our custom RHD Pro djembes.

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Village Drumming Videos

Village drumming is where it’s at for traditional West African Rhythms and arrangements.  Some rare finds here, and some sweet drumming.  Some of these videos are pretty old, and show some of the djembefola masters in their village before they started traveling and teaching.  Some of the percussion troupes are more modern, but still from the village.

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Performance / Ballet Troupes

Village drumming is where it’s at for traditional West African Rhythms and arrangements.  Some rare finds here, and some sweet drumming.  Some of these videos are pretty old, and show some of the djembefola masters in their village before they started traveling and teaching.  Some of the percussion troupes are more modern, but still from the village.

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Instructional Djembe / Dunun Videos

Ok, if you’ve spent some time on YouTube or other video sharing sites, you have probably noticed that not all videos labeled “how-to” are worth the 2 minutes of time they rob you from.  Well instructional djembe videos is no different.  I keep an open mind and positive attitude when browsing movies and clips online, but come on.  Luckily there are some very well done, and excellent, informative drumming vids.  We’ve found the ones we like the most and built a gallery.  If you are looking to learn some new djembe material, these videos below will get you going in the right direction.

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*Not all, or even most of the videos here are recorded or provided by Rhythm House Drums.  We have simply scoured the net for some of our favorite djembe drumming videos and compiled them into a nice, easy to navigate page.  There are so many videos on YouTube and Vemio, it’s sometimes hard to find the good ones if you are new to drumming.  You can be sure that I wont post junk!  The videos I post here are solid information, solid drumming, and a great resource for learning or just enjoying.

I’ll be sure and update this gallery as I find more videos.  Please, if there is one that should be added, e-mail me at info@rhythmhousedrums.com

2 Responses to “Djembe Videos”

  1. JamieDecember 23, 2013 at 7:24 AM #

    Rings less than my Remo fyberskin djembe.

    • Kevin BrownDecember 29, 2013 at 8:37 AM #

      Yes, very much so. The thin fiberglass / composite walls of the Remo drum don’t really maximize the potential of the djembe sound. The synthetic heads are pretty good, but a lot of the sound is dependent on a good hardwood shell.

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