Gianni Felipe Boragine is a djembe* player and drum maker. Respect, love and warmth are the words that define African music for Gianni. He was born in Argentina and his study of percussion instruments led him to African rhythms via Mexico and his beloved teachers, Daniela Mora in Cordoba Argentina, and Diarra Conde in Chile.
Gianni’s love of drums has merged into beautiful craftsmanship as he learned to carve and make his own drums. This meditative craft has given Gianni precision and patience. To be able to invest time and energy to create instruments with natural materials to create music is a special privilege Gianni is profoundly respectful of.
* From Wikipedia: A djembe or jembe is a rope-tuned skin-covered goblet drum played with bare hands, originally from West Africa. According to the Bambara people in Mali, the name of the djembe comes from the saying “Anke djé, anke bé” which translates to “everyone gather together in peace” and defines the drum’s purpose.