April 27, 2008

Drumming on the Djembe!

Joined my Holistic Mamas group for a drumming session, and oh my goodness, it was FUN! The Djembe is a drum that originates from West Africa and our drumming group was led by the wonderful drumming intructor, Mae, in her gorgeous home. She promptly taught us the 3 base notes for the djembe-bass, tone, and slap. I couldn't get the slap quite down with my fingers, and after following Mae's lead (and us feeling like we were playing the old Simon, game that I played as a child, and one mama commented she had deja vu of Step class) within minutes, our hands were dancing on the drums and we were making music. Even Yvonne got to join in on the drumming fun! Since I didn't turn on my flash and there was tons of movement in low lighting conditions, my photos are blurry, but I think you can feel the energy. I am happy to have found this circle of women.

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5 comments:

anja said...

Man what a weekend you've had, you're always up to something good! This drumming thing looks so awesome, i love drums. I want to go to the djembabes thing you posted about at the Om's mb

Andrea said...

I hope to go as well! I really want to see them play. There will be 3. The djembabes (only women on the djembes), and another group that goes wild on the djembes, and another, I can't remember. I love the proceeds benefit a organization based in Ghana.

Yvonne in Austin said...

I LOVED drumming! It allowedfor such a strong release when I really needed it! I can't wait for classes - I want to try for longer sessions! My hands felt it for the next TWO days!

Vick said...

How cool!! Sounds like a lot of fun and a great release.

Mel said...

Hmmm...I guess you have to be in your mamas group to do this? I totally love drumming (as you have seen)...