Soukous rhythm - Congo - Beats Exotiques. World fusion styles for drum kit.
Published at : 02 Jan 2021
Soukous rhythm - Congo - Beats Exotiques 100 BPM
Practice time session (a slightly longer explanation/demo than my usual 60 second vids)
Soukous is a popular dance rhythm from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It's usually played on the snare drum but here I'm trying it first on ride cymbal bell as in the book then in the more traditional style on the snare.
I chose four patterns to try, Soukous and Soukous snare 1-3 from the Africa Chapter p63 (also the 3:2 Son and Rumba Clave from the Cuba Chapter) firstly with the Basic Backbeat Bass then Afrobeat Bass from the intermediate section where I tried to build up the pattern gradually. The turnaround at the end of the bars has 1 added 16th note, then 2 notes, then 3.
I added some disco loops to try to make it interesting to non drummers.
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