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Join us on this exciting episode as we learn about the vibrant world of West African drums and rhythms with our special guest, Mr. Tabari Quarles, from the African American Cultural Center of Long Beach.

In this episode, we welcome Mr. Tabari Quarles to the show, where they embark on an journey to learn about the rich cultural heritage of West African drumming. Mr. Tabari shares his expertise on various aspects of West African music, including the history, significance, and techniques of playing traditional instruments such as the djembe and dun dun drums.

Through engaging conversation and demonstrations, listeners will discover the meanings behind different drumming rhythms and how they were historically used to communicate messages, celebrate special events, and even heal. Mr. Tabari provides fascinating insights into the cultural diversity of West Africa, highlighting the importance of understanding and appreciating the roots of music and art.

We explore topics such as the construction of djembe drums, the role of rhythm in storytelling, and the influence of West African music on contemporary genres like hip-hop and jazz. Listeners will also learn about famous West African drummers and musicians, gaining a deeper appreciation for the rich tapestry of musical traditions that continue to inspire people around the world.

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Mamady Keita (Kuku: Kuku We Ni Karo Bora E )


Bassidi Kone


Weedie Braimah

Fode Bangoura

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