Sunday, May 23, 2010

Djembe


A Djembe (or pronounced 'Jem- bay') is an African Drum which you play with your bare hands. People have this intrinsic need to create music. If they don't have an instrument they will create one. If they can't create one they will often make the music come out of themselves via humming, whistling or some other expression. Thankfully I have this Djembe to pound on so I don't have to create music from within myself.

5 comments:

  1. well, but you are creating music from within yourself when pounding on that djembe...

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  2. Kerry- you are so right! It seems I use whatever I have to create music- my fingers are always drumming or my feet are tapping - and if no one is around, I'm humming. :)

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  3. there is something eternally ancient about drumming a beat. the rainbow people beat the drums in the forests, the homeless beat the undersides of pails for spare change. anjuli is right. i tap my fingers too. we all do (i think:)

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  4. Ed- you are correct- there is music within us all. Really love your blog- your words have a rhythm and a beat of their own. Thank you for visiting and allowing me to 'stumble' into your blog :)

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  5. Thanks. This is good information

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