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Bembé Clave on 6/8 and 12/8 – 5003 – E

12 November, 2017 1756 37 No Comments


Here you will find a small introduction of how the Bembé Clave is applied in 6/8 and which is its origin.



Once we have very clear these subdivisions, then we will get into the study of the “Clave” itself. The Clave, as we said before is the background of afrocuban rhythms like this pattern of every different kind of grooves or patterns that exist in afrocuban music. We have a first one, coming from Africa, coming from the part of Nigeria and Congo. We have the Clave of 6/8 or the Clave that is also called 12/8 Clave and also called Bembé Clave. This rhythm has a subdivision in triplets, it is a triplet rhythm and it goes like this…


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