Afro 12/8Steve Ley
In this is beat, the African clave (bell pattern) is being used in a different way.
Usually, the African clave is felt as two bars of 3/4; an on and an off-beat bar:
However, in this groove, the pulse is felt in compound time, while the bell pattern is unchanged. The hi-hat w/foot part marks the pulse (see and hear below):
For the final groove, bass, snare and toms have been added to fill out the sound.
Have fun playing around with it!