--Okay I'm Fixing it!--
My old way of embedding music on the website broke a while back, so I'm transitioning to a new system.
All the music should be back within a week or two.
Much love, sorry for the inconvenience.
Good works in progress
On this website you'll find a lot of traditional African and Latin rhythms that I've collected from my teachers and sources around the internet. This site exists as a way to organize, preserve, and pass on this beautiful, transcendental part of human culture.
All the rhythms are listed on the menu to the left, and there's a link at the top of each list with some information about how to read the notation.
I have a day job, but I'll keep adding music and rhythms to this site as I have time. My dream is to build a resource that is educational, respectful, and easy to use for everyone. If you have a question or suggestion, please don't hesitate to E-mail me, firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will try to respond in a timely fashion.
Drumming @ Living Arts
The djembe rhythms and recordings are from a class taught here in Tulsa at Living Arts every Wednesday night at 7:30. There are so many good things that I can say about the wonderful people who come out and play African drums every week. I could easily spend hours expressing my gratitude and never get around to the intent of this website. Suffice to say, I am forever indebted to all those who carry on the drumming tradition and spread the music with kindness and openness. And I must give credit to the man who helped spread these rhythms in America, Babatunde Olatunji.