|This book is a must have rhythm resource for any serious student of the West African djembe. Mamady Keďta and Uschi Billmeier explain the ethnic meaning of approximately 60 traditional rhythms of the Malinké, in addition to a selection of modern ones. At the same time they give practical advice for teaching and learning these rhythms with the help of a notation that is as ingenious as it is simple. Each rhythm contains complete notation for djembe and dunun parts, and cultural context for drum and dance. New English only fifth edition!