The Drummer's Path: Moving the Spirit with Ritual and Traditional Drumming
Drummer, dancer, and folklorist Sule Greg Wilson introduces the principles behind African and Diaspora music, including breath, posture, and orchestration.
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Page xv - They do it with who they are, with their emotions, with their life experiences, with their thoughts. One's state of Spirit molds the music and the art that is made, and it affects the people it comes in contact with. Your words, your thoughts, your work are charged with your cumulative and instantaneous Being. That's why in some African societies it is against the law to "talk bad Toout somebody.