I’ve been really blessed this past week to make my way through a good portion of Naná Vasconcelos’ discography as I worked on rebuilding one of two djembes I picked up recently.
And while I’d like to share all the details including how I got here from my last post ..it’s probably not worth it and better to just jump in mid-stream.
This is actually the smaller of the two. Never having skinned a drum before, and certainly not from scratch, I risked being in over my head but at least I could limit how deep.
I want to personally thank Leo at tree frog percussion for providing valuable information along with the replacement goatskins and cord I purchased. His passion and dedication to building high quality percussion instruments is outstanding.
If you want to take a course on building your own drum from scratch, percussion classes or purchase a handmade instrument, I would highly recommend him.
If you’ve never listened to Brazilian musicians, and in particular the genius of Naná Vasoncelos – here are links to one of his concerts with another Brazilian great Yamandu Costa.