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Protect Your Hands While Playing Djembe

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Protect Your Hands While Playing Djembe

Some soreness and/or tenderness should be expected after striking a drum for a couple of hours. And, developing calloused palms may seem like a worthy sign as a testament to djembe love but there are ways to protect yourself from possible injury and skin trauma. I’ve needed to develop a regimen for before and after playing to prevent injuring my hands and fingers.

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The Basis of All Things Is Rhythm

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The Basis of All Things Is Rhythm

The Rhythm All Around Us The hum of the earth. The spinning of the sun. The rotation of the moon. Our changing seasons and every aspect of our lives follow regular and natural rhythms. Scientists studying subatomic level particles have found that the "strings" which make up the tiniest foundations of our universe are in rhythmic vibration. Rhythm is the basis of all things. An increased attention to rhythm opens us up to the messages of the universe and of our source.  Drumming accentuates our awareness of the rhythms that rule our lives.  Drumming connects us to natural cycles of...

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Drumming Is For All of Us!!

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Drumming Is For All of Us!!

I can't think of a culture on the planet that doesn't have a drumming tradition. People from all walks of life have enjoyed the benefits of drumming throughout the ages. The universal language of music has the power to transform and to erase the boundaries of gender, age, nationality, race and language. Drumming is something that anyone can do without needing any special talents or ability - you don't have to read music or study music theory.  You can just get a drum and tap out the rhythm you feel.  Many people are turning to drum therapy for treating arthritis,...

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The Voice of Djembe

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The Voice of Djembe

I'll never forget the first time I joined a djembe drum circle.  I could barely hold the drum, much less hold a rhythm but somehow I found myself sitting in a circle of well-polished djembe players on the beach of Sado Island. Yup - an island off the coast of Japan, not Africa, mind you. Most of the people in the circle were smiling and visibly excited.  Others tapped in and held musical space with stoic face. Me? At first, I tick-tacked along, trying not to mess anyone up with my two left hands. But soon, the voices of the djembe were all I could hear....

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