Garífuna Drum Method
By Joshua Arana and Chinny Flores
DVD English language
Produced by Emery Joe Yost and Matthew Dougherty
For End of the Line Productions
Copyright 2008, Belize World Music Publishing
This instructional DVD is an unprecedented look at the music and rhythms of the Garífuna people of Central America (mostly Belize). African and Carib Indian-derived rhythms form the backbone of this unique music and amazing culture. The Garífuna Drum Method featured in this DVD is divided into four chapters: Number 1. Basics (introduces the different Garífuna rhythms and their unique drumming techniques).
Number 2. Lessons (individual audio representations of the different rhythms including Punta, Paranda, Gunjéi, Wanaragua, Sambaí, Hüngü-Hüngü and Dügü, as well as written percussion charts breaking down the individual parts of the drums).
Number 3. Improvisation (actual demonstrations by Belizean percussionists, playing the rhythms on the Garífuna drums, the "primera" lead drum and the...