African Jembe Drummers Branch Out

African musical traditions involve close apprenticeship on an instrument with a master player.  In keeping with the practice of studying with a true professional, much of the jembe scene outside of Africa has been shaped by the efforts of distinguished African artists who have relocated to different countries to spread their musical knowledge and skill.


Mamady Keita

Famoudou Konate

Mbemba Bangoura


Sogbety Diomande


Seckou Keita


Yacub Addy (Congo Square – Yacub Addy & Wynton Marsalis)
– Matthew Hill


General Links:

“A Guide to the Jembe” by our very own Professor Charry 🙂

African Drumbeat – a good source with a listing of teachers in the U.S.

International Jembe Links

Drumming-related events in the U.S.

R. Choi

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