World Rhythm Festival

Monette Marino leads Guinean drumming classes in Seattle

I had the good fortune of stumbling on master drummer/percussionist/musician Monette Marino yesterday. She taught some amazing classes at the World Rhythm Festival in Seattle over the April 5-6 weekend. Jump to 1:40 to catch some of her riffs; all were smoking hot. Her enthusiasm was contagious and the energy in the room was pulsing. This was filmed with a GoPro (still experimenting with it for many settings), using a consumer-level and portable external mic. This low-tech set up does not do her musicality and energy justice. Her classes focussed on several rhythms from Guinea. Catch her in concert or get one of her classes if you can. Her web site is: www.monettemarino.com. She really honors the traditions she has absorbed.

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