African Rhythms and Independence for Drumset by Mokhtar Samba. Book & CD
Mokhtar Samba is an explosive and intellegent drummer who has recorded and toured with world music superstars, Salief Keita, Youssou N'Dour, Henri Dikongue, Carlinhos Brown, Richard Bona, Tama, Ultramarine, Joe Zawinul, Graham Haynes, Nguyen Le, and Jean-Luc Ponty.
African Rhythms and Indepedence for Drumset shows you how to develop some of the most interesting and powerful rhythms in the world. No matter if you play jazz, rock, funk, or worldbeat, this book will give you a new sense of coordination, confidence and swing.
Each rhythmic group is broken down in clear western notation that will guide you step-by-step in mastering these new feels and concepts. This is the book the pros have been raving about and we guarantee this Book and CD will make you a better player!
Rhythms/Countries: Gnawa (North Africa), Maghreb (North Africa), Mangambe (Cameroon), Bikutsi (Cameroon), Doudoumba (Guinea & Mali), Sabar (Senegal)
Vinnie Colaiuta: The grooves just LEAP off the page! Mohktar Samba’s illustrations of African Rhythm’s are wonderfully insightful, enriching, and masterfully done. Thank you, Mohktar for enlightening all of us!
Dennis Chambers: This is the best explanation of African rhythms that I’ve heard. I really love the way Mokhtar breaks everything down and presents it to you. I like the way he thinks and plays when he’s behind a drumset.
CD features 96 tracks of drumming
Bilingual text: English and French
Edited and produced by Dan Thress