Rhythm culture in South America

Much of South America‚Äôs music has been heavily influenced by the strong beats popular in music from African tribes. This music was brought over when the African slaves arrived on American shores. However, there was also a strong Hispanic presence, which also had huge influences resulting in the music created becoming rather diverse and somewhat…Read moreRead more

West African Drum Circles

Sub-Saharan African music is often recognizable from its strong beats and intense rhythms. So strong are these rhythms that they have spread widely across the globe, particularly to the Americas. Notable examples are the samba and other Afro-Brazilian rhythms and music such as maracatu and coco. Other areas of music that have seen a strong…Read moreRead more

Get Some Rhythm

Welcome to texasdrums.org, the site that will tell you all you need to know about rhythm culture (not the band), dancing and more, from a variety of native peoples from around the world. Cultures vary hugely in the way that they have developed over time, and we will be looking in-depth at a number of…Read moreRead more