There are several different ways for serious students to learn and to study traditional and folkloric drumming from other countries. Today I am going to talk about two different approaches, completely different and both are valid in my book. We can try to be universal, find commonality and study the underlying principles and basic structures of different types of hand drumming.This means studying different styles from different countries. Often there are different hand patterns, playing techniques, arrangements and language or what I like to call “languaging”. The other style of learning is the one thing at a time approach. One style from one place.Each style or type of learning has it’s pluses and minuses and it really depends on you, who you are as a musician and drummer. In the …
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clouds, sunsets and world music and world percussion by Barababaja Percussion Ensemble of the BIg Island and SF, California. Vocals (part one) by Zahira and part two by Boaz Hashimoto Martin. Photos by Michael Pluznick. Percussion by Jesse Seymour and Michael Pluznick.
Memorial Day weekend was beautiful and truly “memorial” with Carnaval 2010 in San Francisco and also the well attended and amazing West African, Afro Cuban, Ewe (Ghana) and Brasilian (Brazilian) drum and dance party in Mosswood Park, Oakland , California! [smooth=id:42;]
Carnival in San Francisco, California May 2010 San Francisco’s Carnaval blossomed from its inception in Precita Park in the Mission District 32 years ago. Its growth and development is attributable to the passion of its founding members who longed for the traditional Carnaval celebrations of their native homelands. Those founding members were composed of people from many cultures, and walks of life ranging from musicians, dancers, artists and a host of local residents that saw the joy and happiness that came when they gathered in this multicultural celebration. San Francisco Cultural Arts Traditions is a cultural arts and education non profit composed of people from many cultures, who have been involved with Carnaval and Cinco de Mayo, as board members, volunteers, teachers, performers and event planners through the different organizations …
http://www.myspace.com/rhyt… Bira the young drum, dance and song master and teacher teaches Oxun song at our Brasilian drum and dance class in Pelerinio district of Bahia , Brasil.
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/barabajaba This video is: Barabajaba Live in Puna: “Maracatu” w/Lisa Dixon and her Brasilian dance group. Taken at a performance @ Kalani resort in Puna (Pahoa) Hawaii and it features Brazilian drum and dance with Boaz Hashimoto Martin playing lead drum *(quinto) or solo.