Djembe Guru is the world’s most comprehensive resource for learning West African rhythms

Whether you are a beginning drummer just wanting to learn the fundamentals of how to play djembe or an experienced player looking to expand your repertoire, we have everything you need to take your playing to the next level.

Djembe Guru contains an encyclopedia of rhythm knowledge. We have hundreds of video djembe and dunun lessons covering everything from basic technique to advanced soloing. Master drummer Fara Tolno breaks down each polyrhythmic arrangement in simple, easy to understand steps for you to learn at your own pace.

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400+ Djembe Training Videos

Videos arranged into easy-to-understand categories and come with audio practice tracks

Lessons

Lessons are for specific rhythms, and have each part broken down slowly.

References

References are for specific rhythms and quickly demonstrate each part.

Techniques

Techniques are designed to help players of all levels develop skills that can be used throughout their playing.

Archives

Sit in an archived classes that Fara has taught in workshops, camps and classrooms around the world.

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Who We Are

Fara Tolno

Fara Tolno is one of the most sought after djembe, dunun and dance teachers in the US. One lesson with Fara, and you will understand why.

Since leaving Les Merveilles de Guinea, he has poured his heart and soul into becoming a teacher that truly understands how to share his vast knowledge with western students.

Scott Griffiths

Scott Griffiths began studying djembe in 1999, and met Fara in 2001 at Bantu camp outside Santa Fe, NM. The bond was immediate, and Scott moved to Boulder in 2004 to study with Fara more intensely.

In 2007 Scott and Fara collaborated on the Rhythm Reference Project and have been working on DjembeGuru. com since 2010. It’s been a long but rewarding journey.

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