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Cantos a Oshun

Morning Internet City!Start your morning with this wonderful salute to Oshun, Orisha of transformation, beauty, and abundance. This piece by New York-based producer Chief Osunlade blends jazz piano, horns  and a heavy disco under beat to make this piece rock for the urban Omo Orisha.   Not a traditional production of Orisha music, but one very well done .  The album; Cantos a Ochun Et Oya (Juan Valentine Re-Edit)” is available through Amazon.com and itunes. Enjoy!
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Djembe Drummers as Ambassadors of Peace

African Musicians are truly ambassadors of peace. I am seeing more and more videos where Master Djembe drummers have gone into other cultures carrying the message of the drum. This is true of the Americas, Canada and Europe who have felt the growing influence of these musicians over the last fifty years. Now I am seeing more videos coming from Asian countries. Here is a video of Aly Traore playing with a group of Japanese drummers. These guys are having so much fun; you just want to jump in and start dancing! Enjoy!
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Baba Adetunji Joda: Twenty-Five Years of Sharing

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See Yourself There: Camp Merveilles Boulder, CO Aug 3-7,2011


[vsw id="O7MOfQM6tVM" source="youtube" width="425" height="344" autoplay="no"]There is still time to get to the Camp Merveilles Drum Camp hosted by Fara Tolno & Kissidugu School of Music. Check http://dragonheadmusic.com/?s=Camp+Merveilles&search=Search for more info!

The Women of Ingoma Nshya

I love women drumming!  Individual wombs joining in one collective voice, translating and transcribing the subtle voice of spirit and manifesting emotional and physical healing! 
   
As our ancestors say, “Every step is a prayer.”  On this video you can hear what you normally only intuit.  Listen to the counter rhythms created bythe shuffling of the sandals on the tarmac and the rustle of their gowns as they move.  Even in the “spaces” there is music!  
Enjoy!
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