Monthly Archives: June 2012

Getting Bossy with the Lion King

Well, I survived having 4 days of contact with my congolese drumming class this last weekend. We had a brief rehearsal without  our congolese master on Thursday, a short performance with him on Friday, another short performance on Saturday, and … Continue reading

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The Lame Duck Drumming Crew

I just finished my usual Sunday drumming for dancers after drumming class gig. I did good. We are supposed to do a very short 4 minute, free performance next weekend during a costume change in a high school version of … Continue reading

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On Slamming the Left in Bata Drumming

Lately I’ve been watching the war  between our master teacher and the other bata student over  the left hand strokes on the itotele bata drum.  Our master teacher loves solid strokes and what he calls “LEEF” meaning life, or vitality … Continue reading

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