Posts Tagged ‘Fatu Lady Drummer’
You’re in luck! Today we begin a three week series on women drummers; those who have paved the way, those who hold open the doors, and those that have walked through to fill the rooms! Look for articles on Ubaka Hill, Fatu Lady Drummer, Mabiba Baegne and others. But first, enjoy this short clip present by Women Drummers International and feel the power of women on the drums! You will be glad that you did!
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Master Drummer, Francisco Aguabella, passed away on May 9, 2010 in California. Aguabella, a master of Orisha song, drum and dance came to the United States in the 1950’s and with other greats such as Patata and Tito Puentes. together these masters blasted open the doors of Salsa, Latin and Jazz music. the following clip is a tribute to the Influence of Aguabella and his master friends. Aguabella passed away of cancer in his home. May he fly in piece with Ancestor and Orisha.
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We share this poem, a tribute to the passing of the great Lena Horne, written by Oakland’s own Paradise Free Jah Love! It was shared on Face book, but is too beautiful a piece to keep quiet. Lena touched and inspired many. May we be inspired by the grace of her passage home. Thanks, Paradise, for these beautiful words.
Dragon Head Music Staff
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I admit, I am biased towards the musicians of Mali. Perhaps it is because their culture forms the heart of the old Mandeng Empire and the music and mysteries of the music there are older, more complex and piercing. Perhaps it is because it is here that Sundiata rose and music flourished to support his reign. We are completing our seires, the history of djembe drumming, and just wanted to give you a taste of what it is like in Bamako, Mali; music everyhwere. All day and all night music reigns in the mind of the visitor. Check back in for the articles.