Friends of Tanamasi

Tanamasi has great respect for the following people, organisations, and websites:

Friends

Michi Henning – the most helpful person on the planet – check out his ebook on iTunes – Djembe Construction, a comprehensive guide

Simon Fraser – great drummer, excellent customer service ethic, all round cool guy – www.africandrumming.com.au

Kate Gascoyne – an excellent teacher for all levels, and a lovely person to boot – www.drumeffect.com.au

Mamady Keita – the living djembe legend.  If you ever get the chance to learn from him, DO IT!! – www.ttmusa.org

Famoudou Konate – a master djembe player, contemporary of Mamady, whose sound is to be aspired to – www.famoudoukonate.com

Sibo and Rachel Bangoura – THE go-to guys for drum and dance in Sydney – www.douniya.com

Mohamed Bangoura – the Lion of Matam, has to be seen to be believed – www.djembekan.net

Simon Lewis – Mr Big in the djembe world in Australia, extremely high quality re-skins in Melbourne – www.melbournedjembe.com.au

Mory Traore – dance teacher extraordinaire from Guinea, passionate about everything he does – www.africanculture.com.au

Dave Simon – patient and gentle teacher, devastating on the duns – www.dundunba.webs.com

 

Websites

www.djembefola.com – if you want to know anything about West African drumming, it’s here

www.paulnas.eu/wap – award winning reference site for rhythm notations, a great collation of information

http://home.acceleration.net/clark/PaperVu/context.htm – an excellent source for the context of West African rhythms

http://djembefola.com/articles/djembe-woods.php – an excellent article by Michi Henning regarding the different woods used in djembe making

http://kanyinsola.com/Jembe.html – another good source of information regarding songs, context and some cool quotes!

 

Suppliers

Wula – arguably the best drums on the planet (including my drum Jeli Ke) – www.wuladrum.com

Drumskull – supplier of world class djembes (including my drum DJ), and sole supplier of African goatskins – www.drumskulldrums.com

Whittam Ropes – sole supplier of ropes

Clamcleat – the most useful tool you will ever own if you re-skin djembes regularly – jemery@clamcleat.com