The Masters say the djembe is a drum that speaks a language. What the djembe is speaking is a message of love, togetherness and peace. This is our mission.
The Masters say the djembe does not see color, race or gender. What the djembe sees is our hearts. This is our mission.
The Masters say the djembe has no borders. If we all thought like the djembe, then we would not have so much trouble in the world. This is our mission.
The Masters say the djembe is an instrument that teaches us. What the djembe teaches us is about ourselves. This is our mission.
The Masters say the djembe is a traditional instrument invented by the Mandingue people of West Africa. It is the way of the djembe to give thanks to those who passed the spirit to us. It is our way of thanks to pass the spirit to those who will come next.
To all those who came before us, and all those who will come after . . .
And especially to Mamady Keita . . .
Our mission is dedicated in gratitude to you.
TTM Winston-Salem is a branch of the world’s first international school of West African drumming, Tam Tam Mandingue, founded by world-renown Master Drummer Mamady Keita.