Have Fun with Djembe (Level 1)
What you'll learn
- Djembe foundation and basic sounds
- Exercise rhythms for practice
- Musical language of the djembe
- Traditional African rhythms on Djembe
- Interactive African songs
- Jamming with simple instruments
- Preferable if you have a Djembe, if not, any drum or round surface with do
- Curiosity and passion for music
- Musical background not required
This course aims to equip you with the fundamentals of playing the DJEMBE so that you can enjoy with friends and family. It is most suitable for beginners, parents and teachers.
You will be introduced to the basic sounds and hand positions of the DJEMBE. You will be given some exercise rhythms to practice and exercise. We will also sing some African songs and play along with the Djembe and some more small instruments. We can move our bodies, jamming with African music!
Follow the video and have fun!
Who this course is for:
- Music teachers who want to share the African music with their students
- Parents who want to have a fun time with their children in African culture
- Anyone who wants to learn basic djembe techniques
- Anyone who wants to explore the West African music cultures
- Anyone who loves music and wants to have fun!
Founded in Tema, Ghana, OULAMII SOOJ refers to "ALL STARS" in the local language, we believe each of us is unique and talented. The ensemble is officially registered in the Centre for National Culture, Accra featuring their professional West African music performance that blends traditional dance and music with history. It is dedicated to continue and promote the distinct West African music culture, with all the drummers, percussionists, dancers, and singers in the group. We present programs with special visual and sensational experience to the audiences.
Apart from local programs, members of the groups have been traveling to Europe, Australia, and Asia to share the music and unique culture through series of performances and workshops relating to African music, dance, and cultural experiences.
The group also partnered and collaborated with universities, schools, NGOs and corporates to mobilize and empower the communities, especially the underserved population, through various community-based music projects to promote the concept of cultural diversity, equality, and social inclusion.
It is hoped that this online platform will spread the group's music and spirit regardless of time and border. You are invited to watch and share our videos with families and friends to be delighted and inspired by our music and cultures!
Samuel Kwashie HORKU started music at an early age and has joined the Ghanaian music ensemble OULAMII SOOJ. He played as a dancer, drummer and percussionist for various instruments such as the Gome and DunDun.
Then, he moved to Hong Kong for his music career for 7 years and counting. He performed for various international events such as the HONG KONG SEVENS, DRAGON BOAT FESTIVALS, NEW YEAR NIGHT PARADE. He performed in Shenzhen, Macau, and Taipei for various events and festivals.
Besides, he teaches at universities, schools and music centers for West African music. He is especially passionate at teaching music with Fun. He develops an interactive approach to Djembe. Making use of a combination of rhythms, songs and body movements, his lessons are enjoyable for children, and adults.