This rhyhtm is an adaptation of Bembe Agwe played on three drums by myself. Bembe Agwe is a bembe played when singing songs for females. Zoom H2 and Alesis SR-16 on bell.
Another recordingI made playing three drum adaptations. This one is bakoso, even though a lot of players around here refer to it as bembe, I've been told by my instructor that it's actually bakoso. It's the first rhythm I learnt to play on 3 drums. Again, the Alesis Sr-16 plays bell. Recorded by Zoom H2.
A short recording I made using my Zoom H2, what a convenient device. Anyways I'm playing an adaption of Abakua on 3 drums with my Alesis SR-16 drum machine playing the bell pattern.
I've just nearly finished up a couple more shekeres. The one on the left with the wood beads is a birthday present for my father. He doesn't play percussion at all, but he is a rather good guitarist. He just wanted to own one of my instruments. Shekeres are also good looking enough to have around as decoration, but of course they should be played. At any rate I'll be able to give this one a couple of shakes whenever I visit. Who knows, mabe my dad will pick it up.
The red and white one was meant to be sold, but it didn't work out that way. The deal fell through. But not to worry, the more I thought about it the more I liked this "candy cane" shekere and to tell the truth it is a very good match with my other shekere. This red and white one is now the mula to my black and red caja. Just got to get to work on the cachimbo. I'm lucky because I have two very nice cachimbo sized gourds to choose from to round out my set.