The Drummer's Path: Moving the Spirit with Ritual and Traditional Drumming

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Inner Traditions / Bear & Co, Jun 1, 1992 - Music - 140 pages
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Drummer, dancer, and folklorist Sule Greg Wilson introduces the principles behind African and Diaspora music, including breath, posture, and orchestration.
 

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Contents

RHYTHMS AND SELFIDENTITY
13
HAND DRUMS AND THE US SOUND HISTORICAL POINTS
19
THE PRINCIPLES
31
HEALTH AND THE DRUMMER
83
WOMEN AND TRADITIONAL DRUMMING
97
AFTERWORD
105
GLOSSARY
113
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
127
INDEX
135
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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.

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About the author (1992)

Drummer, dancer, folklorist, and researcher, Sule Greg Wilson studied drumming under Baba Ngoma as well as the premier students of Baba Ishangi, Ladji Camara, and Chief Bey and performed with many of the finest artists and groups in the field, including Babatunde Olatunji, the International Afrikan-American Ballet, Africa in Motion Dance Theater, and the Bennu Ausar Aurkestra. He also produced the CD and audiocassette The Drummer's Path. 

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