The Clown and the Drummer – Django Mango

Django Mango I did these performances to entertain and amuse the Balinese. Bakari Djeju Ole was my African drum teacher who passed away in the year 2012 read more

Music and Fun in the Island of Alor

Conga Tata Güines and Flute German Velazco The idea for the DVD featured goes back fifteen years when alone, in a kayak, circumnavigated the island of Alor, which lies north of Timor, in Indonesia, between Bali and New Guinea. In the time of the Dutch, 20,000 bronze drums were unearthed in Alor, many of them near rivers. Known as mokos, these drums are forty centimetres high and are shaped like a sandglass. They bear mysterious designs of mythological animals or manifestations of spirits, presumably engraved by shamans. Why they were read more

Bali Island of a Thousand Faces

These are brilliant 2-4 min trailers of the adventures of a drummer extraordinaire nickname Django Mango with breathtaking photography by Shakana Moon. Spontaneous musical gatherings from around the world captured in a series of “spirit of the moment” documentaries in over 10 countries from Asia to Africa and 11 years of filming. For more info, email: worldmusicdocumentaries@gmail.com Copyright © by Victor Vidal Paz and Mounir Khoury read more

New Approach to play the Hang (recorded in the 10m diameter dome)

This Hang presentation includes parts that may resemble the Balinese Gamelan, Tabla rhythms, slow melodies and vocal Indian percussion repeated rhythmically on the Hang. ~ Django Mango read more

The Adventures of Django Mango and Shakana Moon

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In the Land of Buddha

These are brilliant 2-4 min trailers of the adventures of a drummer extraordinaire nickname Django Mango with breathtaking photography by Shakana Moon. Spontaneous musical gatherings from around the world captured in a series of “spirit of the moment” documentaries in over 10 countries from Asia to Africa and 11 years of filming. For more info, email: worldmusicdocumentaries@gmail.com Copyright © by Victor Vidal Paz and Mounir Khoury read more

Return to the Source Africa-Trailer

These are brilliant 2-4 min trailers of the adventures of a drummer extraordinaire nickname Django Mango with breathtaking photography by Shakana Moon. Spontaneous musical gatherings from around the world captured in a series of “spirit of the moment” documentaries in over 10 countries from Asia to Africa and 11 years of filming. For more info, email: worldmusicdocumentaries@gmail.com Copyright © by Victor Vidal Paz and Mounir Khoury read more

Bharat Matta India-Trailer

These are brilliant 2-4 min trailers of the adventures of a drummer extraordinaire nickname Django Mango with breathtaking photography by Shakana Moon. Spontaneous musical gatherings from around the world captured in a series of “spirit of the moment” documentaries in over 10 countries from Asia to Africa and 11 years of filming. For more info, email: worldmusicdocumentaries@gmail.com Copyright © by Victor Vidal Paz and Mounir Khoury read more

Unique Drum Solo by Django Mango

Part 1 — Drums from 10 different countries Part 2 — Tabla (India), Tabli (Morocco) and Udu (Nigeria) This drum presentation comprises four ways of drumming — Sticks, hands, fingers and vocal singing rhythms. The two main influences in this style of drumming have been Jazz (I was a Jazz Drummer since age 14) and Tabla, a complex Indian drum that I learned in Nepal. ~ Django Mango Copyright ©Victor Vidal Paz read more