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Djembefola

In Tom Tom Magazine Notable Video on May 2, 2009 at 10:11 pm

This is a video of African women playing djembe in Guinea, West Africa. Literally translated a djembefola is ‘one who gives the djembe voice’. It is the traditional Malinke name for a djembe player.  I can’t watch this amazing video of (I’m pretty sure) all women drumming together without a sense of awe at not only their skill, but also their palpable unity.  It’s pretty moving and reminds me how powerful and innate our sense of rhythm is, as a species.

-Sara

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