Muruga Booker is a percussionist with an incredible list of credits, from jazz to rock, world beat to techno-rave. In the 90s, he was part of Merl Saunder's Rainforest Band, recording with Jerry Garcia, did a CD with Babatunde Olatunji and Sikiru called "Cosmic Rhythm Vibrations", and played with his own band, The Global Village Ceremonial Band, featuring ex-Big Brother guitarist James Gurley. Muruga graced the Starwood stage in 2000 and we hope he'll be back soon.
Earth Drum Council
Babatunde Olatunji's web site
Drumplay is an improvisational percussion trio inspired by Afro-Cuban, Brazilian and Middle Eastern rhythms. Whether in performance, workshop or educational presentation, no two Drumplay concerts are alike. Traditional rhythms, combined with an improvisational bent, bring forth the spirit of something new, and in a jazz way, gives the music more space in which to resound.
Drumming & Magick
This is our personal, and public drummers link. Diana my wife , and myself are busy learning the magick of the Djembe drums voices.
Mickey's [Mickey Hart] page
With transcript of his presentation to the senate, info on Rhythm For Life.
The Interworld Music Page - Instructional videos, CDs and a Rhythm of the Month section
The Drums and Percussion Page.
Sign up for Djembe-l mailing list, database of percussionists, scan the Djembe-l archives and more.
Paulo Mattioli and African Percussion.
Rhythm catalog, Djembes and Djun Djuns and instructional videos.
West African, Balinese and Indian rhythms and instructionals
The Larry Morris Rhythm Catalog
C.K. Ladzekpo's home page
Ewe rhythms, an online book, videos - the musical, spiritual, and cultural nature of Ghana drumming.
Djembe drummer and Ethnomusicologist.
Bibliography and discography, articles, audio and video examples
The International Drum Circle Directory
An article on Drum Circle Etiquette
Arthur Hull's Home Page
With links to Westcliff Percussion, interviews and articles and Rhythm of the Month.
Senior Thesis on Djembe and related topics
Drum related folktales from around the world
Articles on hand drumming
Interviews with Mickey Hart, Fred Dono, Glen Velez, Reinhard Flatischler, Trechi Shankaran, John Wyre.
http://www.myna.com/~davidck/filmog.htm#Way of the Drum
Ideas on starting and maintaining a drum circle
Jorge's conga drumming page
Learn the basic principles of African Drumming by downloading audio and video clips
Handdrum rhythm transcriptions
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