Bud, the African drummer
Christopher Brown, the youngest-member of the 40-strong Ton Ko-Thi Dance Company, takes his West African drumming very seriously. Bud — everyone calls him Bud — suffered a serious bike accident in the summer of 2010 that put him in Children’s Hospital for weeks. Two hours after finally leaving the hospital, Bud was at his drum.
Bud is now a Ton Ko-Thi veteran at age 6. In this TCD.tv video, Bud demonstrates his technique and instructs us in African music theory, in particular the six “voices” of the djembe. Enjoy this TCD.tv video by Joel Van Haren and Kelly Anderson.
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