Sunday, March 14, 2010

Afro-Caribbean Drumming Resources

Haitian Master Drummer Frisner Augustin :: Photo by Kaylyn Oshaben

Here are several excellrnt resources for those of you interested in the rich drumming cultures of the Caribbean. Enjoy!

: A resource for questions and answers on the workings of the clave.

Heartbeats of Vodou : Haitian drums call from Port-au-Prince to Brooklyn.

Cuban Music 101 : 
This web site has a brief glossary and historical information.

Conga Place : All about congas.

Haitian dance: Movement rooted in ritual & tradition

Nyabinghi Chants: Extensive collection of chants here.


  1. Thanks so much for posting this, Jim! I met Frisner and Lois back in the 80's when I was studying ethnomusicology at UMBC. The evolution of Caribbean music from its African and European roots is so beautiful and moving to me.

  2. Frisner is amazing. I played with him last year at SFU. A beautiful soul...