Djembe / Djembe / Kenkeni / Kenkeni / Doundoumba with Sanbeni's / Sanbeni / Krin / Flute / Kora / Balaphone / Tama (Talking Drum)
The African Drum
"African Drum Beats and Music is the
true root of all music (The 1st NOTE)"
"THE ORIGINAL AFRICAN DANCE and DRUM is where ALL DANCE and MUSIC COMES FROM"
The African Drum was used to bring people together, communicate, heal, celebrate and used for spiritual healing in Africa and many other parts of the world.
The African craftsmen would cut and hollow the drum from the trunk of trees. They would cut the drum to a perfect shape to produce extremely wonderful sounds. They would spread the skin of an animal over it and used powerful string, cord or animal skin to tune the drum for different levels of sounds. Certain animal skins would be used for different drums to produce sounds from low, medium to high range sounds.
The family of drums that Universal African Dance & Drum Ensemble specialize in using within their performances originated in West Africa, which is called the Djembe family of drums.
The Djembe drums is referred to be the healing drum and can be tuned to many levels of sounds. Djembe is normally the lead drum and is covered with goat skin. The Sanbeni is the middle sized drum and is covered with cow skin. The Doundoumba is the largest with powerful bass sounds and is covered with cow skin. The Kenkeni with the bell is also considered a lead drum and the player can produce two different rhythms and sounds. The Kenkeni is also covered with cow skin.
African Drum Beats and Music is the true root
of all music.
African Dance, Drum and Music by nature, will get to the
♥ The Pulse of the Drum - Is the Spirit of the HEART.
African Dance and African Drum is the ORIGINAL DANCE and the ORIGINAL
♥ IT IS MUSIC THAT HEALS and PENETRATES THE SOUL.
► All music including Classical, Gospel, Jazz,
Blues, R&B, Hip Hop, Rap and etc.,
► African Drums
are one of the highest
levels of spiritual healing and communications
by Robert H. Dickerson
Music that penetrates the soul
Universal African Dance & Drum Ensemble