Posts Tagged ‘Women Drummers’
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Nothing symbolizes spring like drumming and dancing around a blazing fire at night! A special video re: Mammady Keita. Awake form sleep and dream! Enjoy the passion! spring is finally here!
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!
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The Ujamaa African Dancers and Drummers gave a smashing performance at the Colorado Black Arts Festival on July 19. The performance featured Fatu Lady Drummer as Musical Director, Cleopatra Jones as choreographer and local legends: Choreogapher Carmen Toure Lorenzo steppin out on the Douns, Stephan Cole Griffin, Senaku Reddick, Reuben Lorenzo, and Hip-Hop Master Deandre Carroll. The show opened with a tribute to Baba Adetunji Joda for twenty five years of teaching Yoruba dance and drum to the Denver Community. The group then proceeded to perform Kaki Lambe/Sonsornet, Mandiani with solos and a few improvisations. An excellent ending to a fun filled family packed weekend.
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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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