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  • Practice

    You need a step-by-step guidance in your practice, leading to fluid improvisation

  • Technique

    You are looking for straightforward technical answers, with fundamental and professional skills tutoring

  • Theory

    Your quest for the theoretical facts hidden behind the beauty of djembe music still needs to be fulfilled

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Your instructor

Louis Cesar Ewande

Performer, world-renowned teacher, with the DJEMBESOLO project, Louis Cesar Ewande brings his expertise about teaching the djembe in a "straight-to-the-point" and carefully detailed way, using his experience about body usage, oral and written transmissions.

Louis Cesar Ewande started music at an early age, playing the violin and the piano. He then switched to African percussion at the age of 14, learning from several masters, both in France and Africa, such as Tony BATCHELI, Lamine BAYO, Lamine CAMARA, and Fotigui TOURE.

He played for dance classes with African and contemporary dance teachers : Sylvie BOURGEOIS, M’Bemba CAMARA, Carolyn CARLSON, Norma CLAIRE, Amara KALABANE and Elsa WOLLIASTON.

He performed with musicians and dancers : Jean-Louis AUBERT, Dee Dee BRIDGEWATER, M’Bemba CAMARA, Andre CECARRELLI, DURAN DURAN, KODIA Ballet, Oumou KOUYATE, Ray LEMA, NIMBA ballet, Ryo NODA, Archie SHEEP, Katsumi WATANABE, Elsa WOLLIASTON, XALAM and Fode YOULA.

He teached the djembe and rhythm theory in Brazil, China, Ireland, Czech Republic, France, Overseas France, Germany and Japan.
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will not provide

  • A rhythm encyclopedia

  • An history of the djembe

  • An history of traditional rhythms

  • Simplified techniques

will gladly provide

  • The details which make the difference

  • Rhythm understanding

  • Professional techniques

  • Djembe music syntax

  • Improvisation strategies

  • Classic solos analysis


  • Courses come with three levels : BASIC, INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED. When you enroll you have immediate access to BASIC then to INTERMEDIATE after 15 days, and finally to ADVANCED 15 days after the INTERMEDIATE level has been unlocked.

  • Each courses contain assignments you can submit in order to receive a personal feedback about your practice.


  • When does the course start and finish ?

    We suggest a time frame of a number of hours for each course to be completed. Practicing regularly being the master rule, we also encourage you to take your time and improve at your own pace

  • How long do I have access to the course ?

    After enrolling, you have unlimited access to your course(s) for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

  • What if I am unhappy with the course ?

    If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 14 days and we will give you a full refund. No questions asked.

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Build a solid foundation

If you are serious about your djembe practice and expect a complete musical guidance rather than just a collection of new rhythms and solo patterns, don't wait any longer, enroll today !