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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They are pulling on great. He opened our minds with the militancy of his message and our hearts to the rhythms of Afrobeat.

Only the seed is important because the sprout is the source of life. By using our website, you agree to the use of cookies as described in our Cookie Policy. I’ve been in France. That has been my base. I still want to play my kind of music and I hope more doors will be opened for us.

I can’t say enough about this book. African rhythms for drumset, by Christian This whistle, which has the particularity of imitating the sound of the Refocusing his attention on his homeland, Wassy recorded Belengu Village in Playing with school bands, we played all covers: Refocusing his attention on his homeland, Wassy recorded Belengu Village in He remained with the group for six years, rising to the position of music director.

Wassy is the author of an instructive method book, Rhythms Of Cameroon. Drums sheet music Percussion sheet music Format: To play this content, you’ll need the Spotify app. I also expect that the artists of the younger generation should come up to me and tell me what they have been doing so far as well as find out what I have been doing.

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By the age of five, Brice was already playing in a fifteen piece school band and he’s been constantly involved with music ever since.


You can also download at any time in your Digital Library. Brice took the opportunity to bring together some of the best Paris-based African musicians and co-produced the album, which came to bear the grice of one of his compositions, ‘Tchokola’. In upon his arrival in Paris he plays with Wally Badarou and then, during 6 years, with Manu Dibango.

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French Quite the accomplished musician, Rhythma is an African drumset artist from Cameroon whose international career is spangled with brilliant collaborations: His uncle, Moussy, provided him with his first formal lessons on the drums. If not, they should stop and look for something else. Wassy’s intricate and innovative compositions and arrangements are built on a solid foundation of African collective tradition, inspired and infused by the individual expression of someone who has dug deep into his rhythjs treasure chest.

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No customer reviews for the moment. But I come to Cameroon regularly. This is classical jazz material adapted to traditional Cameroonian rhythms. 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.

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Through his big brother, Brice met Wally Bardarou and worked with him before meeting his ‘spiritual father’, Manu Dibango, with whom he worked for six years, first as drummer, then as Musical Director. Most of them say my music is too complicated. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us. I’m a drummer, a percussionist, composer and an arranger.


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Close X Saved to Music List. I play jazz because I understand that brjce. Wood train whistle – Roots Percussions This whistle, which has the particularity of imitating the sound of the Presently, Wassy displays all of the richness of this music profoundly rooted in Africa but open to all encounters. It was at The Shrine, which was an oasis of freedom and humanity in the midst of one of Africa’s most violent cities, that Brice experienced a kind of rhythmic revelation which provided the inspiration for his album, ‘Shrine Dance’ BWproduced by the late South African producer and guitarist, Russell Herman.

I eat when I can, thanks to my music.

Close X Learn about Smart Music. Moving to Paris in to live with his father, older brother, and younger sister, Wassy was deeply inspired by the playing of jazz fusion drummers including Tony Williams, Steve Gadd, and Billy Cobham. Wassy moved to Salif Keita’s post-Les Ambassaeursgroup in I live on my music. Quantity The minimum purchase order quantity for the product is 1. It was natural that Wassy be recruited when Jean-Luc Ponty decided to record an African-influenced album in By the age of five, he had begun playing with a piece school band.

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