Djembe& Mande Music Page
Hand Drumming Mailing Lists and Newsgroups
The links below will take you to the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) or sign-up pages
for a variety of hand drum related mailing lists, discussion boards and news groups. The
content of the groups may or may not focus on traditional Mande djembe/dundun
drumming, depending on the topics under discussion at any given time. Segments below
in quotes are from the welcome message for that particular list.
The authors of the Djembe/Mande Music page do not vouch for the accuracy of the
information shared on the lists below - please read with care! If you do subscribe, be
sure to keep the user information the list servers will send you on how to unsubscribe, as
some of the lists can generate 40-50 messages a day.
If you know of other hand drum related lists, please contact MichaelWall <(808)737-3786> who maintains this
"Jembe-List " email@example.com
"The jembe-list is dedicated to furthering the study and appreciation of jembe
traditions in Africa and abroad. The jembe-list is supported as an educational endeavor by
Wesleyan University. Jembe-list is an open mailing list that is not moderated." This
list is the latest incarnation of Mande ethnomusicologist Eric Charry's former lists:
Sign up at: http://www.wesleyan.edu/~echarry/jembe-listfaq.html
List Manager: Eric Charry
"Djembe-L is a moderated internet mailing list, dedicated to the ongoing
development and maintenance of a knowledge base; the Djembe-L FAQ at:
<http://www.drums.org/djembefaq>. Emphasis is upon the musical culture of West
Africa, including the countries of Mali, Burkina Faso, Guinea, and Cote D'Ivoire.
Djembe-L's primary purpose is to follow the music of the djembe, dunun, balaphone, kora
and other distinctive African musical instruments as supported by chant, song, and
Sign up at: http://www.drums.org/djembefaq
List Manager: Happy Shel firstname.lastname@example.org
TO POST TO DJEMBE-L, YOU MUST BE SUBSCRIBED:
TO UNSUBSCRIBE DJEMBE-L: email@example.com
The old Djembe-l Archives
Both the mailing lists above have archives at their FAQ sites, dating from their
inception in Janurary 1999. The old Djembe-l archives document the prior conversations on
the firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com beginning in 1994.
This list is primarily focused on discussions and notation of West African rhythms and
Sign up at: http://www.eGroups.com/list/nowar
List Manager: Paul Janse
"All posts on rhythm and vibration healing are welcome. Also URL's, references, or anything you may think is appropriate."
Sign up at:
List Manager: John Barron
"Latinperc Mailing List" firstname.lastname@example.org
"The Latinperc mailing list is dedicated to professionals, amateurs,
beginners, and fans of Latin Percussion. Anything related to Latin
Percussion can be posted for all subscribers to read. Anything
ranging from gigs to technique to buying a new cowbell are the
reasons that this list exists."
Sign up at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/latinperc/
List Manager: Nolan Warden <email@example.com>
" Drum circles "
"A new mailing list for discussing the growing drum circle phenomenon. This list
will be used to announce new features on the website, special drum circle events, and any
other news in this growing area."
Sign up at: http://www.drumcircle.org/drumcircles
List Manager: BobAnzlovar
"TexasDrums Community Discussion list - is an unmoderated interactive mail list
connecting drummers in Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and New Mexico together for the
discussion of hand drum info, the "How To's"of: rhythms, notations, drumming
styles, and bringing our drum and dance community closer together by discussing
To Sign Up: http://www.onelist.com/subscribe-cgi/TexasDrums
List Manager: Happy Shel <
"Announce-TexasDrums is unmoderated and a place to announce hand drum
circles, jams, workshops in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and New Mexico covering
African, Middle Eastern, Gabrielle Roth, Afro-Cuban,Latin, etc. NO REPLIES! Must be hand
drum or dance related! This is a non-commercial community announcement list."
To Sign Up: http://www.onelist.com/subscribe.cgi/Announce-TexasDrums
List Manager: Happy Shel <
"This is a non-moderated list for those who just love hand drumming,
play djembe, congas, ashiko, bongos, or any other type of hand drum. Since this list will
not be moderated, and posts will not be pre-approved or edited in any way, this list will
only be open to adults. If the occasional re-post or off-topic post, advertisement or
occasional argument irks you, this is not the list for you. The purpose for this list is
purely for fun. It is a way for hand drummers (whether they be newbies, amateurs,
enthusiasts, or professionals) to meet each other, and exchange information and
Sign up at: http://www.onelist.com/subscribe.cgi/handdrumming
List Manager: Kim Saretsky <firstname.lastname@example.org
" The NA Flute and Drumming Discussion Forum "
An "interactive Discussion Forum/Message Board dedicated to topics about Native
American flute, flute making, drumming and flute techniques, African, Afro-Cuban, Latin
and other global rhythms."
Sign up at:
List Manager: Nancy McDowell
To provide djembe players in Ireland with detailed information about the
workshops etc. For more information, please visit:
Sign up: http://onelist.com/community/Djembe-Ireland
List Manager: John Barron
"Fote: West-Afrikaanse Percussie en Dans in Nederland"
The Dutch Speaking Djembe-list called Fote (meaning White Man in SuSu) can be found at:
Status: eGroups.com e-group.
Deze nederlandstalige "mailing list" heeft als onderwerp : West-Afrikaanse
Percussie en Dans in Nederland. Het doel is het uitwisselen van informatie aangaande
workshops, (reguliere) lessen, "events", vakanties, leraren ,bands, weekenden,
etc, binnen Nederland. Tevens een discussieplaats vooralle andere onderwerpen die met
West-Afrikaanse Percussie en/of Dans temaken hebben.
Group email addresses:
Post Message fote@eGroups.com
List owner fote-owner@eGroups.com
A new German Speaking Djembe-list called Djembedos can be found at
West-Afrikanische Perkussion und Tanz sind die themen dieser Deutschsprachigen
Die liste richtet sich vornamlich auf Deutschland, Osterreich und die Schweiz Jeder informationsaustauschbezogen auf die obrigen
themen ist zutreffend
Group email addresses:
Post Message djembedos@eGroups.com
List owner djembedos-owner@eGroups.com
1Ecstatic Drums list
The 1Ecstatic Drums list has been created for the discussion of Hand Drumming, drum
circles and rhythm with a specific focus on the rhythms of Africa, Latin America, India,
Pakistan, and the Middle East (or anywhere interesting for that matter). Teachings,
lessons, events, rhythm & drumming specific Urls and general musical philosophy
discussions are also
encouraged. Everyone is welcome.
Sign up at: http://www.onelist.com/subscribe/1EcstaticDrums
List Manager: Jim Donovan IndigoByJD@aol.com
Information for African American artists and their families. Information for djembe
drummers and dancers listing and info about conferences and dance camps, info about
Africans in America
Subscribe at: http://www.egroups.com/list/africanshereandthere
Une liste francophone sur les instruments de percussions traditionnels ou non. Les
discussions pourrons porter sur des thèmes relatifs aux percussions de toutes
sortes, des annonces de drumming-circle pourront être communiquées, ainsi que toute
autres information pouvant aider la communauté mondiale de percussionnistes
francophones (et autres bien-entendu :) Alors amis joueurs de Djembe, de bongo set,
de toute percussion qui vont font vibrer n'hésitez pas à nous rejoindre.
Subscribe at percussion-subscribe@eGroups.com
List owner : percussion-owner@eGroups.com
Djembe's International Info Mailing list is published by Djembe Magazine which is an
independent magazine distributed quarterly in Denmark, Sweden and Norway with news,
information and debate on world art, world music and world culture. Djembe Magazine
distributes news and calendar information of interest for an international audience
through this Info Mailinglist. Djembe is sounding the drums in Cyberspace!
Subscribe at: djembe-info-subscribe@eGroups.com
List owner : djembe-info-owner@eGroups.com
Djembe's Info Mailinglist is published by Djembe Magazine which is an independent
magazine distributed quarterly in Denmark, Sweden and Norway with news, information and
debate on world art, music and culture. In order to keep our readers updated with events
and developments at the cross cultural workshops in Scandinavia, Djembe Magazine
distributes news and calendar information through this Info Mailinglist. Djembe is
sounding the drums in Cyberspace!
Subscribe at: djembe-subscribe@eGroups.com
List owner: djembe-owner@eGroups.com
Djembe is a Magazine is distributed quarterly in Denmark, Sweden and Norway (plus app.
100 subscribers in USA and Africa) with a circulation of 2,500 copies. The magazine
is also sold in certain shops. A large section of the magazine focuses in particular on
African culture and cultural news from Africa. Another section is on world music. A third
section is on cross cultural issues. The articles are in both English and Danish
language. This list is used for communication between the editorial members of the
Subscribe : djembe-editorial-subscribe@eGroups.com
List owner : djembe-editorial-owner@eGroups.com
UK based Information sharing list for anyone involved in drumming in groups. Drum
circles, drum classes, regular groups and one off events all can be posted. Any culture,
Samba, African, Taiko, Native American, Balinese as long as you hit things with hands or
sticks and make a noise we are happy to talk about it. Whether you do it for fun, work,
healing, community building or as a team builder you are welcome on the list.
List Owner: John Walter email@example.com
Hi, if you have come here, you are either a beginner or have being playing for a while,
please join the list, to learn or to share with others what you know. This page and list
is specifically for beginners to intermediate, to have what YOU want . Remember, the main
aim of the list is to provide a base or an "online" course on how to play
"Teach & Learn"
For more information: http://gofree.indigo.ie/~djembe
URL to this page: http://www.onelist.com/group/Learn_the_djembe
R. Clark's listings of world and regional hand drum related lists:
The African Marketplace http://www.safari-iafrica.com/wwwboard/wwwboard.shtml
There are a number of newsgroups which might be of interest: