AFRICAN PERCUSSION DJEMBE AND BASS DRUMS
Santo Vitale presents the first percussion course on traditional rhythm from West African countries like : Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso , Senegal , Ivory Coast.
Drums can talk and the most important thing is to , listen to them , understand them and also allow them to express the kind of rhythm we want to execute.
Music serves as an instrument for a “solid” social communication within the internal perimeters of a village, and not to make mention of the main purpose by which it’s being produced , Poly-rhythm is the basic characteristic , in others words , it has the capacity to develop diverse rhythms simultaneously and sustain them in a constant uniform mode without any type of confoundings. We will study the Djembe , the bass drums like : Dundun, Sangban , Kengkeni and the Bells .
The course is due to follow the same method utilized by African Musicians that is the ‘Oral Transmission’ .
For every rhythm we will study the pattern of diverse drums, variations, evolutions , break and songs to be coordinated.
The course transmits great determination and strong emotions.