The Drummer's Path

African and Diaspora Percussive Music
By (author) Sule Greg Wilson

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The Drummer's Path
African and Diaspora Percussive Music
By (author) Sule Greg Wilson

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Book Size : 5.5 x 5

ISBN-13 : 9780892815029

Imprint : Destiny Recordings

On Sale Date : July 01, 1994

Format : Compact Disk

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. 72-minute CD.
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About The Drummer's Path

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.

Table of Contents

Table of content

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

Author Bio
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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Book Praise

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