Drums of Passion: The Beat

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All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
Percussionist Olatunji was championing African music long before anyone devised the worldbeat marketing strategy. His 1989 recording Drums of Passion: The Beat updated his classic Drums of Passion concept, adding rock and pop energy and instrumentalists to the wall of multiple rhythms. The idea clicks, and Olatunji's African beats are contrasted by Airto Moreira's Latin percussion, Mickey Hart's bombastic presence, and such special guests as Carlos Santana and Bobby Vega.
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All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
Percussionist Olatunji was championing African music long before anyone devised the worldbeat marketing strategy. His 1989 recording Drums of Passion: The Beat updated his classic Drums of Passion concept, adding rock and pop energy and instrumentalists to the wall of multiple rhythms. The idea clicks, and Olatunji's African beats are contrasted by Airto Moreira's Latin percussion, Mickey Hart's bombastic presence, and such special guests as Carlos Santana and Bobby Vega.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Rykodisc
  • UPC: 014431010729
  • Catalog Number: 10107

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Beat of My Drum - Babatunde Olatunji (7:09)
  2. 2 Loyin Loyin - Babatunde Olatunji (7:32)
  3. 3 Ife l'Oju l'Aiye - Babatunde Olatunji (6:49)
  4. 4 Akiwowo (Chant to the Trainman) - Babatunde Olatunji (1:40)
  5. 5 Akiwowo (Chant to the Trainman) - Babatunde Olatunji (7:45)
  6. 6 Se Eni a Fe l'Amo-Kere Kere - Babatunde Olatunji (9:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Drums of Passion Primary Artist
Babatunde Olatunji Indexed Contributor, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Drums, Vocals, Ndoma Drums
Airto Moreira Percussion, Caxixi
Sarah Abdukusta Vocals
Sarah Abukusta Vocals
Sikiru Adepoju Drums, talking drum
Iyalu Akanbi Vocals
Rotimi Byrd Drums, Djembe
Frank Ekeh Guitar, Vocals, Agogo, Sekere
Marija Especialze Percussion, Vocals
Sanga Francis Drums, Djembe
C.K. Ganyo Drums
Ade Harris Drums, Djembe
Sundiata Keita Drums, Djembe
Bruce Langhorne Guitar, Vocals
Babafunmi Ohene Drums, Djembe, Log Drums
Soji Randolph Vocals
Alfred C. Redwine Guitar
Gordon Ryan Drums, Vocals, Bells, Djun-Djun
Carolyn Seibron Vocals
Ayisha Shabaaz Vocals
Taiwo Shabaaz Drums, Ashiko Drum
Bobby Vega Bass Guitar
Carlos Santana Synthesizer, Guitar
Carolyn Sebron Vocals
Yao Tamaklow Vocals
Technical Credits
Mickey Hart Producer
Frank Ekeh Contributor
Tom Flye Engineer
Joe Gastwirt Mastering
Phil Kaffel Engineer
Babatunde Olatunji Producer
Yao Tamakloe Contributor
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