Known as the “King of 6/8 Rhythm,” Brice Wassy has had a profound effect on the music of West Africa. The former bandleader for Manu Dibango and Salif Keita. Brice Wassy has been the most in-demand drummer on the African and World This is classical jazz material adapted to traditional Cameroonian rhythms. Take a look at the complex rhythmic heritage that Cameroon offers. Brice Wasssy is a versitle and musical force who shares his methods and insight in this great.

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But I come to Cameroon regularly.

You know, it was incredible how Billy Cobham did his rolls. He remained with the group for six years, rising to the position of music director. He called upon pianist, co-arranger and close collaborator Don Dieu Divin, a young French musician of Indian descent.

If you believe that any review contained on our site infringes upon your copyright, please email us. Wassy moved to Salif Keita’s post-Les Ambassaeursgroup in Presently, Wassy displays all of the richness of this music profoundly rooted in Africa but open to all encounters. Playing with school bands, we played all covers: AllAfrica is a voice of, by and about Africa – aggregating, producing and distributing news and information items daily from over African news organizations and our own reporters to an African and global public.

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While the late Fela Kuti claimed that Wassy “opened our minds with the militancy of his message and our hearts to the rhythms of Afrobeat,” www.

His uncle, Moussy, provided him with his first formal lessons on the drums. When you travel around the world, what kind of music do you play?

I am a music teacher. Four years later, he recalled the experience when he entered Real World studios to record Shrine Dance with accompaniment by top-notch European and Latin-American jazz musicians including Changuito and Airto Moreira.

Refocusing his attention on his homeland, Wassy bride Belengu Village in If they feel that they want to do briec, they have to begin dreaming about it. To play this content, you’ll need the Spotify app. Jazz would not exist without improvisation.

They are pulling on great. In Cameroon these traditionally funeral musics are now slowly being played at popular dance halls and marriage ceremonies. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. This whistle, which has the particularity of imitating the sound of the Exploring the polyrhythmic sounds of his heritage, and retaining the spontaneity that defines so much African music, Brice forges his own unique and thoroughly innovative sound.

Refocusing his attention on his homeland, Wassy recorded Belengu Village in Listen to all your favourite artists on any device for free or try the Premium trial. We do not use or store email addresses from this form for any other purpose than sending your share email.

Cameroon: Sharing a Moment With Brice Wassy –

I’ve never seen anything like it, in Africa or anywhere,” says Brice. Nourish your brainpower and understand that death is nourished by life, that life is carried forth by death.


Do you usually like this style of music? You can also listen to your MP3 at any time in your Digital Library. Wassy is the author of an instructive method book, Rhythms Of Cameroon.

Rhythms of Cameroon – Brice Wassy – (Book + CD)

French Quite the accomplished musician, Brice is an African drumset artist from Cameroon whose international career is spangled with brilliant collaborations: In Cameroon, we have some of the best musicians. After purchase you can download your video from your Digital Library. It is aimed at drummers eager to get a certain “Afro groove” feel. May be not to Buea. Wassy’s intricate and innovative compositions and arrangements are built on a solid foundation of African collective tradition, cqmeroon and infused by the individual expression of someone who has dug deep into his cultural treasure chest.

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