Drums of Passion: The Beat

Drums of Passion: The Beat

by Drums of Passion


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Rykodisc
UPC: 0014431010729
catalogNumber: 10107

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Drums of Passion   Primary Artist
Babatunde Olatunji   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
Phil Kaffel   Engineer
Babatunde Olatunji   Producer
Yao Tamakloe   Contributor

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