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About DE JIMBE

De jimbé is a 7-piece band whose music is inspired by traditional Irish Music and the traditional drumming cultures of other countries around the World. They play traditional rhythms from the Caribbean and West Africa using djembes, congas, dununba, talking drum, drum set etc. and mix these rhythms with original and traditional Irish melodies and traditional Irish instruments such as uilleann pipes, flute and bodhran. De jimbé performances are lively and theatrical, incorporating dancers, warriors, circus entertainers and plenty of imagination.
The fusion and tension between the pulsating, hypnotic rhythms and the intricate airs is what gives De jimbé their original, immediate and exciting sound.


The group was formed by Brian Fleming in 1995, led the St Patrick’s Day Parade that year with their first of several award winning entries, and played on the Late Late Show (the Irish David Letterman) the same year.
They have played at many civic occasions at home, including at Aras an Uachtaráin (residence of the Irish president) and at international festivals abroad, from New York to Korea, Cuba, France, Germany and Senegal. Since 1999, the group has been the guardian’s of Ireland’s Millennium Drum, the largest drum in the world (2001 Guinness Book Of World Records). In May 2002, members of the group played at the opening ceremony of the World Cup in Seoul, Korea and represented De jimbé in performances in Japan and Singapore.


In Vicar St., in June 2001, De jimbé released their debut CD to critical acclaim.
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Click here to read an interview of Brian Fleming by the Irish Music Magazine

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