#30 Kwame Henry Jones- West African Percussion Specialist, Educator and West African Drum Builder
We forgot to mention in this week's episode, the early bird deadline for attending PASIC (Percussive Arts Society International Conference) in November in Indianapolis, IN ends on July 31st. You need to be a member of PAS first, but there is more info here.
This is the Dave Attell skit mentioned in the episode. NSFW.
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The new iOS update has some people worried that is coming with the new iPhone.
Chance the Rapper's concert in Hartford, CT had some underage drinking issues.
Some of the instruments for sale that Kwame makes are here. This is the drum I purchased from Kwame. It has African Cattle for the head.....
Here is an image of a goatskin head and you can see the spine area Kwame talks about (the stripe)
This is just one example of rope tuning a Djembe.
Here's a quick tour of Kwame's workshop and a short demo of one of the drums he built
Here's a video of a couple of the Djembe masters Kwame refers to. Mamady Keita & Famoudou Konate
Kwame mentions Weddie Braimah as one of the younger players who is crushing it on the scene today.
One of the teachers he credits is Kimati Dinizulu.
Some of the music that has affected Kwame through his life would be: Jimi Hendrix's version of the Star Spangled Banner, Rock Lobster (B-52s), Who Are You (The Who), Genesis (with Peter Gabriel), Paul Simon's Graceland, and Rhythm of the Saints (also by Paul Simon).
Kwame has Colin Hay and Jay-Z in his current rotation among others.