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Now Available on WulaDrum.com Mali Foli: Old Masters

Posted on May 30, 2016 by Wula Drum

Mali Foli

The music for this album is traditional, "old school" Bambara-based djembe music. These arrangements were put together by master drummer Aruna Sidibe. He plays and is joined by his students and other musicians. The style is noticeably different than the one played by younger drummers or the "young gun" arrangements, the style currently favored in Bamako, for example.

 

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When dancers want to drum

Posted on February 17, 2016 by Wula Drum

sangban for dance photo

Everybody loves dundun dance, but dunduns are typically too small to get a comfortable striking angle. Wula's new Sangban for Dance are built extra tall so you can play comfortably while standing up, and focus on the dance moves! These large Sangban also sound great in a regular dundun ensemble. Wula also makes sticks that are just the right weight and size for dundun dance.

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How to play the Balafon: the ancient African xylophone

Posted on February 17, 2016 by Wula Drum

balafon griot famoro dioubate

The balafon is one of the oldest instruments in the world. Anybody can play a note on the balafon, just strike the note and listen to your beautiful sound! Griot and Wula Drum artist Famoro Dioubate's demonstration shows that there is much more to this instrument with endless variations on the three octaves tuned to a major scale.

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Wula Profile: M'Bemba Bangoura

Posted on February 04, 2016 by Wula Drum

m'bemba bangoura djembefola

M'Bemba began drumming at a very young age in his native Guinea, West Africa. Guinea has many parts with many different styles of drum and dance. Growing up in Conakry, M'Bemba was exposed to all of these styles....

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How to Pre-Order from our Guinea Stock

Posted on January 21, 2016 by Wula Drum

djembe shells in guinea for pre-order

Before our stock in Guinea ships, we want to give you a chance to make a pre-order to make sure get the drum you want! Please contact us directly to pre-order at info@wuladrum.com

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Wula Drum Dundunba Event in Conakry

Posted on January 21, 2016 by Wula Drum

wula drum dundunba event in conakry

Join Wula Drum for an epic doundoumba celebration at the Wula establishment in Kaporo City, Conakry. M'Bemba Bangoura is in Guinea now, and will join with other drummers and dancers and the community for this big Wula Drum event.

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What is "Melina" wood?

Posted on January 14, 2016 by Wula Drum

Ibrahim "kolipe" camara on a wula melina djembe

Melina wood is a fast-growing "white wood" that is used to make affordable and light-weight djembes. With Wula Drum's superior carving technique, this light-weight wood is made to produce great sounds.

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