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The link between african rhythms and Reggae music
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The drum sheet of this lesson dedicated to Afro Reggae drum beats,
contains some Afro and Reggae rhythms, an ancient musical tie between Jamaica and the african continent.
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Introduction to the drum lesson: Afro Reggae drum beats
Though the origins of african rhythms date back in ancient times, their influence on western music is recent.
African rhythms are often similar to Latin rhythms, and some of their features have been used by jazz drummers since the be-bop age.
In the drum sheet we have put Afro rhythms and Reggae together, because of the strong cultural ties between Jamaican music and Africa.
Both had their wider diffusion in the '80's, and are now often present in European and American pop music.
Some of them are written in two 6/8 measures, and some in cut-time. The drum beats can be played using other drum set elements.
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This drum lesson dedicated to Afro Reggae beats is a part of the published basic drum lessons.
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