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.
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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.
Studying drums in another culture part one Cuba 1985 If you have been playing any type of ethnic drums for any amount of time the fantasy of playing in another land or even performing has probably cross dour mind. For years I watched friends and even students of mine crossing the borders of other countries to study live and learn by immersion and non western ways. They inevitably came back full and excited. I listened to the cassette tapes in the early days before video cameras and then watched their videos later. I knew it was my destiny to travel and to study and to some how share what I learned and even somehow introduce some of the experiences and people I had met along the way with others outside …
Barabajaba Percussion Ensemble from Puna on the Big Island of Hawaii and Bay Area California present Rumba De Obatala, a special tune off of the new Rise Up CD. Based on traditional afro cuban drum patterns. Filmed at Big Buddha Temple, Bo Phut, Koh Samui Island, Thailand. Orisha chants and vocals by Jesse Seyomour and Zahira. Shot in HD (high definition) on Canon 7D digital camera.
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/ Obatala, “La Funk”, a tune off the new Miles Dean world music/world jazz CD by percussionist Michael Pluznick and guitarist Joel Lindeimer, Photos by Michael Pluznick in the hills and mountains of northern California