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Bata Drum Foundational Rhythm and Lesson from John Santos

In this video lesson John Santos demonstrates playing technique for LP bata drums. He shows how to play each of the three drums: small or Oconcolo bata, medium or Itolele bata, and large or Iya bata, while on a stand. He also creates a composite technique that projects a wide variety of rhythms and tones. 

 

Bata Rhythms Played on Congas by John Santos

In this video John Santos demonstrates how to play authentic bata rhythms on congas.  He plays the rhtyhms on a set of four LP 45th Anniversary, ash wood, congas.

 

 

Bata drum - bata rhythms

 

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