"Let the politicians put the borders up--
but we the people must take down the
borders of our hearts so that we can be
together." --Mamady Keita
This is what I have learned from my teachers and seek to share with others.
The djembe speaks.
The djembe has a language. Mamady Keita says, "The djembe has no borders...if we all thought like the djembe, we would not have so much trouble in the world.”
The djembe gathers.
The djembe sees with the heart. Mamady says culture is to share. The djembe does not exclude any race, culture, gender, sexual preference or age. We are nourished with a sense of belonging to the whole human family.
The djembe teaches.
The djembe is a messenger. It is a tool to share our experience and awaken us to embodied spiritual connection. The djembe carries ancestral wisdom in the lineage of traditional rhythms.
The djembe heals.
The djembe brings harmony to our bodies, minds and souls. It creates a sacred circle that crosses borders, cultures, and continents to help us seek self-awareness, comunification and global transformation.
The djembe inspires gratitude.
To the Motherland of Africa, where the first human was born;
To our teachers, cultural ambassadors, the keepers of the tradition: in reciprocity, we give back to Her people to show appreciation for the gift of the drum to the global community.