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...

Confessions of a drumming addict — How it all began

At workshops, a lot of people ask how I got into drumming.  So here goes. Despite the misleading photo of me from 3rd grade (above), I didn’t start studying music until the ripe age of 18. True story! Growing up my folks never put pressure on me to play an...