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Makru – Fanka version (Individual djembe dunun demo and performance)
Makru is a popular rhythm that’s played with another rhythm – Yankadi – during the Yankadi festival of the Susu people from the coastal region of Guinea.
Party time! We hope you enjoy it!
Medley: Lîla & Denadon
A medley arrangement of ‘Lîla’ (an original rhythm written by Kelvin Kew) and ‘Denadon’ (a traditional rhythm from Guinea, West Africa).
Shot at Bayfront Avenue, Singapore.
Medley: Jump & Shuffle
A medley of our original tunes Jump & Shuffle, arranged by Kelvin Kew.
Shot at Lake Batur, Bali.
Kuku de Maoka
Traditional rhythm from Guinea, West Africa.
Shot at Pura Ulun Danu Batur, Bali.
NOTE: Traditionally the dununba part is a 2 bar phrase as taught by master drummer Mamady Keita. In our rendition of this rhythm we arranged to it to be a 1 bar phrase for more ‘push’ in a performance setting.
This was not in the original plan in our Bali MV shoot.
It was spontaneous and we just bang!
Our band learn & respect what is traditional, and interpret in a way that doesn’t entirely alter tradition and at the same time staying true to how we want to express ourselves.
Djembe Pyramid of Rhythm (TTM Singapore)
This piece was arranged in partial fulfillment for Kelvin Kew’s Tam Tam Mandingue Diploma Test. This test is catered for TTM Certified Teachers only so as to qualify them to teach professional students.
Making of JUMP album MTV
The rehearsals and recordings sessions for Kelvin Kew & Fanka Fellas’ debut album ‘JUMP’. Official launch on 3 Sept 2010 at Blu Jaz Cafe, Singapore.
Making of Iguazu
Inspired by and deeply moved from experiencing the magnificent Iguazu waterfall in Argentina, Kelvin Kew wrote this song for his upcoming debut album ‘JUMP’ featuring Fanka Fellas and himself.
Shuffle – Live
Performed at Blu Jaz Cafe, Singapore on 16 Sept 2010. ‘Shuffle’ is on our debut album ‘JUMP’, released on 3 Sept 2010.
Mad Jivin’ – Live
During ‘Jump’ album launch on 3 Sept 2010 at Blu Jaz Cafe, Singapore.
Guest musicians are Fatt (guit), Casey (bass) & Joshua Agilan (drumset).
Jump – Live
Performed at Blu Jaz Cafe, Singapore on 16 Sept 2010. ‘Jump’ is from their debut album by the same name.