djembe portal for
YAPP - Yet Another Percussion Page
to buy a djembe cd ? what is good what is bad ? check it here !
And here huge list of links, possible not all links are still working...just
try them out !
"The best of African publishing - over 1,400 titles immediately
our UK warehouse."
Culture and Aesthetics
Extensive online article by Dr. Mukere.
R. Clarks paper on African Ensemble Drumming.
Marketplace presents African Drum
A bulletin board on the web to search and sell drums, skins, etc.
A part of Technobeat Archives´ site - including reviews.
African Music Encyclopedia
Artist index, Bookstores, Countries, Glossary, Music sources and Links
Percussion - The Djembe Book
"Written by a longtime student of traditional African music, Serge
has worked with and gotten the approval of eminent African percussion
"Collects, processes, and dispenses information about performances
by African artists in North America for the benefit of performers and
"We carry a large selection of Latin and African drums, percussion
music, videos, & books."
Extensive schedule of African performances.
West African percussion group in Japan.
"Africassette Music is a worldwide retailer of African and
World Music on
compact disc, cassette tape, & video."
Ballet Sangamar is led by Master drummer and choreographer Aliou Diouf
A-Z of African Studies on the Internet
by Dr. Peter Limb (UWA Library & H-Africa)
"The world music site of internationally acclaimed world fusion
Ancient Future includes online instruction in the rhythms of Africa,
Bali & India."
Big Beat World Pulse Network
"An Embarkation Site linking to sites that feature world percussion,
and the like."
Hull/West Cliff Percussion
Home page of the drum circle, Links and more.
Home site with pictures and reviews.
Drum making company in Sweden, where you can make your own djembe!
School - African Music Web Site.
Site created and designed by Gareth Hemmings (Teacher) and Yr 10
at the BRIT School.
of African Productions
Calendar of African artists and festivals all over the world. In French
Ladzekpo´s Foundation Course
An online course in African Music by Ghanaian drum master C.K.L.
Djembe group from Holland
Context of Djembe Rhythms
Edited, Cross-referenced, and Indexed from available literature by R
"We specialize in instructional books and videos designed to
drummer's path easier--especially for beginners."
Brinker´s Home Page
Djembe notation font (Western style), virtual djembe and more.
Belgian djembe information site
and Mande Music Resource and Reference Page
A site primarily devoted to the drumming, culture and other musical
of the Mande peoples of West Africa.
A site primarily devoted to the djembe and dunun, culture and musical
West Africa.Chatbox,Selling djembe's..etc...
Site with rhythms and a option to hire these guys ...
Chris Troch´s homepage, including rhythms, sound files, drum repair
Shorty Palmers drum site. Djembe pictures.
Located in Bamako, Mali. Created in 1987 by Bassanfa Bagayogo dit
Malian Rhythms, Dances, Djembes and more.
"A web-site & mailing list on the Internet, which is specifically
aimed at Djembe
players in Ireland and hand percussionists as a whole" - by John
The number one site for hand drum players! Mailing list, FAQ, Resources,
Notation, Links, etc! Maintained by Happy Shel.
A beautiful French djembe site (in French)
- Rythm - Traditional - Mandingue
African artists who are concerned with preserving traditional Mande
in all its forms, both artistic and social.
Online - debate page
The Danish cultural magazine Djembe´s debate and communication page
Great freeware by Mark Könnecke showing the handing of djembe rhythms
Bobbaq Afshar´s thesis on djembe related topics, Dictionary, Links and
Dougie Neillands´ notice board of drumming/dance related topics in the
Hand drumming in the UK.
"The Drum Connection works to promote the most effective ways of
play West African jembe and dunun, in a relaxed and supportive environment."
John Walter´s UK based business, devoted to "running drumcircles
African flavour (not exclusively) in a wide range of situations from
groups to business conferences".
"Drumlesson.com is the first true multimedia web site for drummers
percussionists where students see & hear real instruments being
Drums, Links and more.
Links from Texas Community Drum Home Page.
Jim Salems rhythm collection.
Drums and Percussion Page
Resources, archives and more.
on the Web
"Online drum shop specializing in the usual and unusual percussion
from around the world".
on the Web Calendar
Upcoming shows and clinics, artist news.
Very good djembe links by Lilian Friedberg alias Dr. Dorothy Dumbdrum.
Instruments, CDs, Books, Tapes, Videos, Links and more. (new URL)
Charry's Home Page
Djembe bibliography and discography, articles, audio and video examples.
West African dance and drum group - based in Holland. Rhythms, Calendar,
Field of Rhythm
African drums, workshops, performances, etc, in Durban.
"Djembe and dunun drum and dance performance and instruction
featuring Lamine "Dibo" Camara.
Ryan's Virtual Workshop
Online djembe instruction and rhythms, audio & video.
Doris Green´s notation system for African percussion instruments.
Pan African Performing Arts Preservation Association, Inc.
Rhythm notation and MIDI files.
"A small and highly personalized company that specializes in: Rhythm
shops, Jembe and Doundoun classes, Sales and Maintenance of jembes and
Drums of Zurich
Hand drum information from Switzerland
Happy Shel´s compilation of drum/dance teachers from the Djembe Mailing
Music Rhythm Library
CDs, Videos, Instructional, Rhythm library and more.
"African drumming is a wonderful way to teach rhythm, song,
discipline and self esteem"
WOMEN´S DRUM BOOK, Workshops (Washington) and Links
African Drum Class Page!
"Jason Hann takes you through a journey of traditional and
modern rythms with
the djembe drum".
A mailing list "dedicated to furthering the study and appreciation
traditions in Africa and abroad" started by Eric Charry at Wesleyan
Music in Bamako
An excellent article on Microtiming as Formal Model and Performance
by Rainer Polak.
Home page of Jerry Z with great instructions on Drumming for Dance and
djembe reheading. Online drum class under construction.
Greiner´s Hands-On! Drumming
"Jim travels the world as a percussionist/educator/LP Clinician
corporate/community drum circle leader."
Very useful notes on hand drumming by the late James H van den Akker
West African performance ensemble featuring Lindsay Rowlands
Also: Exercises, Sound Files, Drum Dimensions and more.
Kalani´s very comprehensive drum site with great links
Peter "Kebba" Löber´s drum site (in German)
In The Morning
World Music Instruments, Books, Recordings, Videos, etc.
Morris' Rhythm Catalog
Hand drum rhythms in ASCII notation.
Home page of the National Dance Company of Guinea.
Learn the Djembe
A list set up by John Barron for people who are absolute beginners,
to intermediate, who want to learn the djembe.
A good resource for Belgium djembe teachers, workshops and
other background information.
Drums, Classes, Events, Instructional tapes, etc. (Atlanta, GA, U.S.A.)
Keita School of African Dance
A tax-exempt organization founded in 1983 by Marie Basse-Wiles, from
Senegal, West Africa, and the late Olukose Wiles.
Mary Overby´s site, including Mary´s djembe links.
Offical Homepage in French and English
Hart's Home Page
Books, Records, Rhythm for Life research.
Instructional, Workshop information and tapes
The best World Music shop in Sweden.
Frank Bessem's site with a selection of musicians of some African
(Guinea, Mali and Senegal are represented).
Djembe group from Holland, Links.
African Arts Management
"has the intention of creating coherent international circuits
for the presentation
of world-class traditional and contemporary African music, dance and
DOS drum machine shareware
Henry Kellner´s program "can play multiple instrument voices
and each track is mutable so you can play along and learn individual
"Exciting performances and a key toward understanding humanity.
Our goal is to bring peace and unity to the world through percussion."
Sciacqua's Djembe Page
Information on djembe, playing posture, hand technique, etc.
e Danze Afro
"An Italian cultural association which promotes the study and
spreading of Afro
cultures, with particular reference to West Africa."
Lennart Hallstrom's links to pedagogical, therapeutical, spiritual and
research associated with rhythm or drumming.
Software by Aaron Lav, which lets you construct and visualize polyrhythms.
Paolo Mattioli´s site, including Djembe drums, Djembe drumming instructional
videos, CDs and cassettes, events, re-heading, tuning and care, drum
A domain devoted to the art of rhythm. Rhythm notation, MIDI examples
Hodges´ Home Page
African source list, C.K. Ladzekpo´s home page and more.
The African live music scene in Stockholm, Sweden.
Some of Lars Björnfot´s favourite rhythms, in Larry Morris´ hand drum
Djembes, Rhythm Notation and other information by Martin Klabunde
Paul Janse´s West-African percussion site.
"Your online source for authentic African musical instruments."
The site includes sound samples and useful instructions.
Reinhard Flatishler's site for rhythm and body movement.
Drums - Percussion From Around the World
CDs, Tapes, Instruments, etc.
"Here you will find lots of information relating to drum music
CD's, Textbooks, Workshops and more by Stephan Rigert, Switzerland."
Drums Home Page
Information and links maintained by Happy Shel.
is Djembe: Information about African music
African percussion and dance in the region Noord-Limburg,
The Netherlands. By Hub Moens in English and Dutch.
Drums made by John Millen.
- West African Percussion
West African rhythms and lyrics transcribed by Paul Nas.
A band that plays rhythms from the WAP site (above).
African Rhythm Sourcebook
This book by Martin Klaubunde is intended to be a quide to learing
play the djembe and learning about the djembe music of Guinea and Mali.
is a Djembe?
A very short briefing on this subject.
"WOFA which means "come" in Soso, is a group of seven
from the Soussou ethnic group."
Lots of info on traditional and other musicians from Guinea Bissau,
Senegal, Sierra Leone and other countries.
- Yet Another Percussion Page
Austrian site on rhythm notation by Raphael Kronberger (in English)
Drum and community center in Los Angeles
Great section on carving djembes