to preserve with film and music, indigenous music and ecology.
I can watch, but my laptop speaker doesn't quite crank enough volume for me to hear...maybe sometime this weekend.
English reluctance and all the better for it.
the sasquatch cheech and amiable chong sheds light...
JP lays it down.
Bill Kreutzmann tells it like he sees it; may many Heads take note.
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 -
She really changed my drumming life; along with Bill and Mickey, Susie is a continuous source of inspiration.
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! :)
I am not young enough to know everything.
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?