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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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I am not young enough to know everything.
Oscar Wilde

jonapi (not verified)
Initiate and Pour

As Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart has shown, the beauty of pulse and movement and vibration can and will cure. Polyrhythmic vines that entwine; mapping the Inner Realm through strange incantation. Stick on Skin, limbs that bind; our hearts joined in the Group Mind. Improvisatory language that bypasses self-conscious thought, reverberations like Manna from Heaven; communion with the presence of No-Mind.
Entering the molecules and Healing. Storytelling and Therapy. Spontaneous synchronicity, respiration and holistic mapping of blood pressure and explicit Light. Illumination to stave off myocardial infarctions, melodic medication by loose-limbed harmony.

A vibrant Flow, detached from the safe shore, carrying us up to the many Realms. Holographic visions, glowing forth in wondrous display; an arm outstretched in difficult times, floating all who allow themselves to succumb.

From the parking lot to stage left; from the imagination to stage right. From simple curiosity to the swirling vortex of a personal journey. Dark and frightening flecked with light and warmth. From the concrete palace to the desert sands; Minneapolis to Morocco; walls rippling blue, wind and moonlight strafing blissful Heads; Nomadic knowing; Tuareg brothers in Hash-Mind. Camel's feet tapping granules of gold.
a Universal becoming.

Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart a given.

and fellow travelers through humble recommendation...
Milford Graves, Susie Ibarra, Roy Haynes, Vernel Fournier, Max Roach, Earl "Buster" Smith, Elvin Jones, Philly Joe Jones, Rashied Ali, Sunny Murray, Andrew Cyrille, Famadou Don Moye, Clifford Jarvis, Denis Charles, Jean-Paul Gaster, Jaimoe, Shoji Hano, Tatsuya Yoshida, Bill Bruford, Butch Trucks, Joe Morello, John Stevens, Junzo Tateiwa, Rich Hoak, Jimmy Carl Black, Ches Smith, Levon Helm, Danny Heifetz, Art Blakey, Ben Riley, John Bonham, Chris Corsano, Nana Vasconcelos, Barrett Martin, Mick Harris, Steve Shelley, Airto Moreira, Pete Sandoval, John "Drumbo" French, Zigaboo Modeliste, Tim Alexander, Yoshimi P-We, Ringo Starr, Brain Mantia, Jack DeJohnette, Shelly Manne, Kenny Clarke, Earl Palmer and the thousands who continue to elevate, inspire, bloom and refract.

Many missed, a snapshot; too many in the Dead orbit which some may already know. Others less so.

Who touch you?

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