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A little Burkina djembe trivia for you all…

By September 17, 2013Blog

In Burkina Faso, the landlocked West African nation of funk, nearly all the djembefola play with cow skin as opposed to goat. And they crank their drums!

The sounds are dry but warm in tonal quality and the slaps often have that shade of metallic (though not ringy) edge too them. The balafon and dunun are never far away

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