King Of Djembe – is a project to celebrate the 80 years of life of the great master of musician and culture, Famoudou Konate. Together with his sons: Fode Konate, Diarra Konate and Billy Konate, Famoudou recorded these special video lessons, to transmit to the world his mastery in teaching Mandeng culture.
6 rhythms were recorded, 1 for each master and 2 rhythms with the Konate family all together, in addition to 3 bonus rhythms!
For each rhythm, the playing of each instrument is taught separately; all playing together; and an explanation speech.
The entire recording was made in Sangbarala, Guinea, on the banks of the Djoliba River, the birthplace of Famoudou Konate.
Soon we will also have a documentary with Famoudou Konate and his family, talking about his life and career in his 80s!