I’m just back from a weekend camping at an event we have here called Drum Camp which takes place in Suffolk.
Not only did I attend wonderful workshops with the great Modou Diouf, sabar player and teacher but I also got to sit in on a workshop with Justin Adams (a fantastic blues guitarist) who collaborates with an amazing Gambian riti player (African violin) called Juldeh Camara. They are worldclass musicians and teachers and the evening entertainment cannot be easily described as it so good!!
Justin and Juldeh Camara
To top it all off, I met a really good guitarist/drummer who really liked my music and is interested in playing on my new album when I start recording.
All in all a fabulous weekend.
I’m now staying on a barge on the Thames as we’re supporting another week of workshops at SOAS with Modou in London playing the chol drums for a sabar class (the chols are the bass drums equivalent to the duns for djembe and they’re my speciality).