ZUMIX African Drumming Ensemble: Winter Showcase Performance

Had a great time performing with my student African Drumming ensembles last week at ZUMIX, the community music school in inner city East Boston where I started the African Drumming program in 2007. ZUMIX has grown a lot since then, recently winning the 2011 National...

Speaking in Rhythm — Drums That Talk, Voices That Drum

This will be the first of several posts exploring the interplay between music, language and sound, particularly as it relates to African drumming.  We’ll start by addressing the notion of “drum language.”  In my view, drum language can be placed into...