A rhythm is the reoccurrence of a beat, and a polyrhythm is the combination of two or more rhythms.
Assuming each individual drummer plays a simple reoccurring beat, a complex polyrhythmic pattern will emerge from the group as a whole. This is what our generator simulates online.
Polyrhythms are the generating principle behind many sub-Saharan African music styles. Polyrhythms offer a strong hypnotic character and can induce a trance after a prolonged period of listening.