Afro-Caribbean Grooves for Drumset

by Jean-Philippe Fanfant

The best anthology to date of Caribbean rhythms for today's drummers.”
— Peter Erskine

Endorsed by Peter Erskine, Horacio Hernandez, Mark Walker

Over 100 grooves from ten Caribbean nations, arranged for the drumset. Text in both English and French.

Includes CD download with audio examples of each rhythm, plus a video of the author demonstrating 10 of the grooves.

Spiral-bound, 51 pages.

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The best anthology to date of Caribbean rhythms for today's drummers. While the beats are authentic, there is a freshness with which Jean-Philippe plays and teaches these rhythms. His method takes the mystery out of playing many of these beats for non-Caribbean drummers. The modernity and universality of sound that he brings to this music will ensure its enduring legacy. Bravo!”
— Peter Erskine

I am fascinated by his modern and unique way of swingin' all the Afro-Caribbean rhythms on the kit. This book is a modern treasure for lovers of Caribbean music.”
— Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez

This is the book we've been waiting for. Written by an absolute first-class musician, these grooves are organized, explained and played with passion, knowledge and swing! I look forward to using this book in my labs at Berklee.”
— Mark Walker

Jean-Philippe Fanfant is a prominent drummer from Guadeloupe, representing three generations of musicians. A leading studio drummer in France, he's co-leader of the group Sakasho and has recorded over 400 albums with artists like Kassav and Angelique Kidjo. He's also the official drummer for France's The Voice TV show and has performed with Sting.