ver the last 25 years or more I have had the great pleasure and good luck to be able to record percussion in recording studios all around the world. My first recording studio experience playing percussion instruments was with my friend and first drum teacher George Terzis. George invited me to a small recording session to play some Brazilian and Afro Cuban rhythms on top of some funk music in Boston in 1979. There were two rooms and I was impressed by all the gear and the organization of all the recording equiptment as well. It was like a top secret spy room from an 007 movie!
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This last month I had the good fortune to be able to go to Bali once again. My focus was on teaching west african drum classes in Ubud and also playing with every band I could sit in with or gig (work) with. I had no idea that the musicians and drummers I would meet would be so receptive and talented. I had many interesting and surprising moments and experiences there as well.
Hanoi, Vietnam art, sculpture, and nature with world music by Michael Pluznick The people and scenes from everday life in Hanoi, Vietnam. HD *(high definition). Shot on Canon 7D digital SLR
On my first trip to Mali my friend from Maui, Hawaii and executive producer Paul Chandler introduced me to my new drum teachers Aruna Sidibe, Brulye and Siaka Doumbia who he had been working with on several projects and also been studying with them as well. I stayed in Mali almost three months studying with them, going to various playing events such as wedding celebrations, ceremonies, social functions and hanging out at the community center run by Karim Togola in the quartier of Sabalibougou. It was a life changing experience to say the least. Prior to going to Mali I had been touring in Europe playing with a small trio. I had been e-mailing Paul and he invited me to Mali. After almost going and hearing about many of my …
Check out these newly-released field recordings from Africa. All of Michael’s profits from these albums will go directly to the tribes in Africa that created and performed the music. CDs can be purchased online from EarthCDs.