African drums

African drumming tradition is very common also for us. Many tribes, many drums, this is maybe typical for Africa. We also know one drum, but We don’t know name. This is Djembe. You can find this drum not only on music shops, but also in stores with a suvenirs. Also, rhythm was at the begining of human and human came from Africa. African music played on drums is sometime very polirhythmic, but very great to dance and trance also too.

Here is an example of African drum music:

Thumb piano

Thumb piano, also known as Kalimba, Sanza or Mbira is very typical for Southern African music in such regions, like Zimbabve, South Africa and another countries.

This is made from wood, where is a resonator and metal parts produced a fascinating tones. I must say, that Mbira is tuned to the relative intervals, not to the absolute pitch. Maybe It can be possible to tune it to the pentatonic scale.

Here is the sound: