The Drummer's Path: African and Diaspora Percussive Music

Overview

Following the great diaspora out of Africa to the Caribbean and the Americas, percussionist Sule Greg Wilson draws from rhythms of the world on this eclectic recording. He brings the power of traditional drumming alive and plays classic rhythms from the diverse cultures of Puerto Rico, Brazil, Africa, and India. Opening of the Way, a piece that incorporates Yoruba chants and Ayurvedic mantras, is followed by a broad selection of compositions, including a Brazilian Samba, a Cuban Rumba, a Mande Lamba, original ...

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Overview

Following the great diaspora out of Africa to the Caribbean and the Americas, percussionist Sule Greg Wilson draws from rhythms of the world on this eclectic recording. He brings the power of traditional drumming alive and plays classic rhythms from the diverse cultures of Puerto Rico, Brazil, Africa, and India. Opening of the Way, a piece that incorporates Yoruba chants and Ayurvedic mantras, is followed by a broad selection of compositions, including a Brazilian Samba, a Cuban Rumba, a Mande Lamba, original drum solos, and a traditional African-American dance featuring hand and body percussion. 

Revived as a grass-roots movement by people getting in touch with ancestral rhythms, traditional drumming is now riding a crest of popularity following the remarkable success of Mickey Hart's book and disk.

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Editorial Reviews

Tower Pulse
". . . an astonishing array of instruments in dynamic arrangements that capture the spirit and power of ritual and traditional drumming."
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". . . an astonishing array of instruments in dynamic arrangements that capture the spirit and power of ritual and traditional drumming."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780892815029
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
  • Publication date: 7/28/1994
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: COMP DISC
  • Pages: 1
  • Sales rank: 1,062,218
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author


Drummer, dancer, folklorist, and researcher, Sule Greg Wilson studied drumming under Baba Ngoma as well as the premier students of Baba Ishangi, Ladji Camara, and Chief Bey and performed with many of the finest artists and groups in the field, including Babatunde Olatunji, the International Afrikan-American Ballet, Africa in Motion Dance Theater, and the Bennu Ausar Aurkestra. He is the author of The Drummer's Path. On this recording, he is joined by James Cherry in vocals and percussion.
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Table of Contents


The Drummer's Path

African Diaspora Percussive Music

Drummer's Path Cassette:

Side One

1. Opening of the Way

IRON AND STEEL

2. Santeria

3. Samba

4. Akom

5. Adowa

6. Bhutsu Mutandarika

CALABASH

7. Santeria

8. Funky Punkin'

9. Fresh Pluck'd

10. Sounder

11. Seven, Five, Four

12. Bakongo Samba

ESSENTIAL DRUMS

13. New World

14. Hometown

Side Two

15. Junjun Lamba

16. Djembe Lamba

17. Doo-Wop Lamba

18. Solo Songba Medley

19. Baya

20. Mundu del Espiritu

21. Approaching the Blues

Drummer's Path CD:

1. Opening of the Way

IRON AND STEEL

2. Santeria

3. Samba

4. Akom

5. Adowa

6. Bhutsu Mutandarika

7. Mundu del Espiritu

CALABASH

6. Santeria

7. Funky Punkin'

8. Fresh Pluck'd

9. Sounder

10. Seven, Five, Four

11. Solo Ashiko Medley

12. Bakongo Samba

ESSENTIAL DRUMS

13. New World

14. Hometown

15. Solo Songba Medley

16. Junjun Lamba

17. Djembe Lamba

18. Doo-Wop Lamba

19. Baya

20. Oloni

21. Kaira Silo/The Hand of Love

22. Approaching the Blues

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