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World Beat 101 is an on-line learning resource for everyone interested in rhythms and music from around the globe. You can improve your knowledge and playing skills with video lessons and detailed course notes from our expert instructors.

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Hi, I’m Raquy - your rhythm coach!

In this course you will discover the Darbuka or Doumbek, a goblet-shaped drum from the Middle East. 

If you are interested in learning this kind of drumming, you don't actually need to own a darabuka. The rhythms in these lessons can be played on a djembe or a frame drum. 

You can even practice the patterns without owning any kind of drum at all!


About Weedie & Amadou

Weedie Braimah & Amadou Kouyate are both Grammy-nominated musicians who have been playing percussion since a very early age. They have been performing professionally for 20+ years, and have toured extensively around the globe, including concerts at Carnegie Hall and the Blue Note jazz club. With more than a million views on YouTube for their teaching and performance videos, they have a large world-wide fan base.

This mini course presents a fun and accessible connection with two of the best percussion teachers on the planet.

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