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jonapi (not verified)
knife bin and Helen gin

Gino Robair.

needed for Occupy.
change the course. bend the source.
let the people play the city.

jonapi (not verified)
Song Of The Bird King

Susie Ibarra.
to preserve with film and music, indigenous music and ecology.

Song of the Bird King - Trailer by Song of the Bird King, LLC from Song of the Bird King on Vimeo.

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Well, I tried

I can watch, but my laptop speaker doesn't quite crank enough volume for me to hear...maybe sometime this weekend.

jonapi (not verified)
a gentleman, a part of the whole

English reluctance and all the better for it.

jonapi (not verified)
THC. RD. P. It's All In The Soup. You Linguistic You.

the sasquatch cheech and amiable chong sheds light...

jonapi (not verified)
river chants and rhythmic pulse

jonapi (not verified)
ham radio and liquor

JP lays it down.

jonapi (not verified)
seachange

Bill Kreutzmann tells it like he sees it; may many Heads take note.

jonapi (not verified)
flower after flower

Apart from Susie Ibarra that is, second on the list!!!

I don't know why it seems a predominantly "male" instrument; i am without answer too! I'm certain there are many, many women who play. But as for more "mainstream acceptance", i regret i'm at a a loss.
For me, Susie Ibarra is one of the deepest inspirations for me; ever since seeing her perform with David S. Ware in London i was transfixed. Incredible touch and sensitivity; beautiful melodicism.
See here for examples of her playing -

Electric Kulintang - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9QiaRpHeyk
Electric Kulintang - http://vimeo.com/23933340

Song Of The Bird King - http://vimeo.com/6325014

Three clips solo - http://www.vicfirth.com/artists/ibarra.php

In collaboration with Makoto Fujimara -
Part 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxlhWtBJnZ8
Part 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEyg14oEl98&feature=related

Ibarra Quartet with Makoto Fujimara -
Part 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJLjI1KEZDM
Part 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kn3Egwoo7Ew&feature=related

With the equally inspirational (and personal favourite), Ikue Mori and Sylvie Courvoisier -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMOkQLHiWaE

She really changed my drumming life; along with Bill and Mickey, Susie is a continuous source of inspiration.
http://www.susieibarra.com/

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just noticed

that your list is all men. As a former drummer in school and university bands, for many years, I have always wondered why this is such a male-dominated instrument. I have never in all of these years of thinking about it, come up with a satisfying explanation. Anybody wanna give it a (rim) shot?

ba da BOOM! :)
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