This is a rhythm called Mende, and is a composition of mine that was inspired by a series of workshops with a drummer from the Caribbean, who went by the name of Roger, some 15 years ago at a Festival called The Tribe of Doris

The rhythm has a 4/4 structure and a lovely lilting funky feel to it.

The sound files include a shaker part on the pulse to help with the up-beat parts. The shaker part in the Rhythm itself is on the up-beat.

Mende Notation: pdf