"Bill Mathews has done the hard work for us in putting together the largest eclectic collection of culturally specific rhythms in ONE book. 'Conga Joy' is an invaluable reference guide for people who are studying the universal principals of hand drumming."
Arthur Hull, Village Music Circles,author of "Drum Circle Spirit"
Bill Matthews is the best-selling author of THE NEW CONGA JOY instruction book, CD, video and DVD series, as well as the recently released DRUM STORIES. THE NEW CONGA JOY is widely considered to be the bible on the subject of African and Afro-Cuban hand drum rhythms.
Matthews founded his world music center, Fremont Drum, in 1994 featuring instructional drumming classes, drum and dance performances, African music events, a monthly art-andpmusic show, and music-themed eco-travel adventures to Africa and other destinations such as Bali.
"For those drum lover who can't experience Fremont Drum in person, CONGA JOY 1 (57 Rhythms for 1 and 2 Drums) & CONGA JOY 2 ( 24 Ensemble Rhythms) provide an unmatched initiation into the magic of the drum."