How to Play the Djembe Kuku Rhythm 1st Accompaniment

Learn how to play the djembe kuku rhythm 1st accompaniment from the musicians at Wula Drum in this Howcast video.

Transcript

Okay, we are going to show you the first accompaniment for Kuku, from Guinea, West Africa for the Djembe.

When we say first accompaniment we mean the higher drum, not the soloist, but the first accompaniment player. There is only four notes, slap, base, and two tones. First I play slap, base, two tones, but the slap comes in before the beat.

So, if I say five, and six, and seven, and eight, five and six and seven, and eight. So the base is on the beat, five, six, seven, eight. A little faster, five, six, seven, eight. It is happy music, so we have to play the happy tempo, five, six, seven, eight, five, six, one.

And that is how we play the first part to Kuko from Guinea, West Africa.

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