In 1985 I took my first (legal) trip to Cuba to study music. I was in love at once. Besides the fact that everyone liked us even though we were Americans shocked me. The media had once again mislead me. One of the other many things that shocked me in a very positive way was that when I told people I was a conga player they were not only supportive but impressed. Someone was taking the time to learn and study their culture. They were very open to teaching and showwing me everything they could. I am saying this as a juxtaposition to my experience for so many years in the USA. When I have told people in the past when I was younger that I am a conga player …
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Fundumental Bembe for Oshun held at Baba PEdro De Jesus’s old house in San Jose California.Drummers Chris Walker, David Frazier and Pedro Dejesus play the fundumental bata drums which were blessed in Mantanza’s Cuba.
From Barabajaba Music and drumming group on the Big Island of Hawaii and San Francisco California as well. Featuring Jesse Seymour Vocals and Michael Pluznick joing him on percussion.
filmed on Koh Samui Island in Thailand . This is part 2 with music by Michael Pluznick from the CD Rythym Intergration. This tune is called, “Bata Kuku Songo and features a fusion of west african and afro cuban drumming and music styles.
World music by Michael Pluznick. Chant to Yemaya, *(Yemaja) by Santeria and Orisha priest Pedro De Jesus. Shot on Nikon D90 digital camera on secret sacred beaches on Koh Samui island, Thailand.
Shot by MIchael Pluznick at Crystal Bay Beach on the beautiful isalnd of Koh Samui in Thailand, one of the most clear clean waters around. African (Afro Cuban) Preyer , chant and invocation by maestro Pedro De Jesus. Set to world drumming and world percussion by Barabajaba. “HD” high definition shot on Canon D7.