The Bembe is an Afro-Cuban groove with a 6/8 feel that can also be interpreted in 4/4 with triplets. The style originates from the word “Bembes” which is an African term for religious gatherings that involved singing, dancing and drumming.
Murray Creed is the creator of the Victoria Drum Fest as well as an educator, author, and session musician based in Victoria, Canada. Find him online at drumgroove.com.
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