Djembe = symbol of joy - Miro Klima
The intense level of joy, which can be experienced from playing the djembe can be of the same intensity, whether you are a novice or an African master drummer, provided the core elements of rhythm are followed. In this aspect, the drum does not discriminate.
What we all want from playing the drum whether we know it consciously or not, is to tap into the joy and the magic of it. It is a state that cannot be described in words but can be fully experienced. By approaching the drum in a certain way and following its laws we learn to attune ourselves to its inherent, joyous frequency each time we play whether alone or in a group.
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Miro Klima: I have been playing Djembe for over ten years and consider myself a humble student of some of the very best drummers alive today. I have studied with and attended numerous workshops with drummers such as Harouna Dembele, Tomas Guei, Mohamed Bangoura, Epizo Bangoura and Ton Ton Sylla to name but a few. I spent 6 weeks in Guinea (West Africa) at an intensive drumming camp with Mohamed & Sibo Bangoura and I have been a member and performed regularly with several African drumming troupes in the Czech Republic from 2003. Since 2007, I have led many drumming workshops and team building events for a variety of groups including major multi-national corporations.