Kakilambe Intro Explained

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The unexpected tutorial
I was intending to summarize some concepts and instructions at the end of a workshop but after while I realized I had laid down a pretty decent tutorial. So here its is for everybody.
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4/4 Backing Track

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Binary Groove requested
Someone on Youtube asked for the backing track of this video but unfortunately I had to I realize I lost the audio files of this project. I found another binary groove you can use to practice your embellishments technique or whatever. The beginning is a little harsh but if you have Quicktime on your computer it will allow you to copy/paste like a loop and make the track as long as you need. Enjoy.

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A Djembe Made By Georges Bugnon

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Prototype
I am working on a design and tension system resulting of my experience with the instrument. This one is the first prototype. I played solo for a few seconds, liked it and then added some backing tracks here and there.
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Prague November 2016

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Gentle and Creative
People generally think I am not interested in teaching to beginners. In fact I enjoy very much starting from there. Nothing to rebuild, enthusiasm, freshness... The Prague beginner sessions were especially enjoyable, we were able to be creative while learning. Thumbs up!
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Ngoma In The Woods

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Inspiring
During my 2016 summer workshop I was stunned by the beauty of Ardeche nature. It's very diverse but I especially enjoy the woods. Can you believe the light on the upper video is just natural? Inspiring. For the occasion I tested an incredible Ngoma congolese drum made in France by Georges BUGNON.
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Full Blue In The Sky

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Nature
My 2016 Summer Workshop took place in Ardèche surrounded by nature. Some places were really inspiring and I had to capture some "Ardèche" improvisations on video. The djembe I played here is "Made in France" by Georges BUGNON.
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Kakilambe Intro - Nice & Easy

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Nice & Easy
With a kind of "nothing to prove" attitude, I just let it go the way I felt. Very nice audience!
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A Precious Compliment

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From time to time an angel crosses your life.
Alžběta came to me and said: "I wanted to say I really enjoyed your performance and found it very interesting". As it was written on her tee-shirt: "Always BELIEVE that something WONDERFUL is about to HAPPEN".
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Pattern Embellishment

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Pattern embellishment - explained
It's not easy to see what is hidden behind advanced embellishments. In this tutorial I will explain the "what" the "why" and the "how" from one isolated sound to a classic solo pattern you certainly have already heard.
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Focus On Patterns!

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I was first exposed to djembe music in 1973 when I heard Fode YOULA playing on Claude NOUGARO’s album "Locomotive d’or". A few years later I went to Africa and began to learn. Over years I have seen changes happening about the way this music is taught by Africans. Emergence of beat tapping is one of them.
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