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PE Percussive Environments $15.00 Percussive Environments / Jim McGrath: The Call of the drums invite the listener to travel on a mystical journey of exotic rhythms. Four fifteen minute compositions of entrancing hypnotic drumming embellished with angelic ethereal voices, create a percussive environment that has become McGrath's trade mark.
DS Drum Spirit $15.00 Drum Spirit / Jim McGrath: With his second solo release Drum Spirit , McGrath captures the spiritual essence of drumming and blends the exotic drums and percussion of Africa, Cuba, Brazil, America, Tibet, India, Pakistan, Ireland, Austrailia, Peru, and the Phillipines. Ethereal female chanting, celebrates and dances with the voices of drums, creating a cross cultural texture of rhythm that truly defines World Beat.
SD Soul Dancer $15.00 Soul Dancer / Jim McGrath: With his third solo release Jim McGrath continues to break new ground in capturing the spiritual essence of ancient and modern tribal rhythms. With a natural and pure approach to recording, McGrath combines drums and percussion instruments from all over the world, creating a tribal-ambience that calls the listener down to the beating heart of the earth. The angelic, haunting voices from Ireland, South America and Africa pulse with the beat of the African Talking Drum, Djembe, and Djun Djun the Mid Eastern Dumbec, Tar, Rik and Darabouka, The Irish Bodhran, The Morrocan Bendir, Cuban Congas and Bongos, Peruvian Cajons, Water Drums, Rainsticks and an assortment of Bells, Shakers and Chimes, as well as many of McGrath's own unique creations.
PASS Passport $15.00 Passport / Jim McGrath: In suit with Jim McGrath's previous 3 releases Passport features deep exotic grooves composed of various drum and percussion instruments from McGrath's extensive collection. The rhythms are complemented by a diverse collective of eclectic musicians, featuring: Hurdy Gurdy, Senegalese Kora, Syrian Violin, Mbira, Kalimba, Flamenco Guitar, Cello, Upright Bass, Harmonic Droning and Malian Vocals.
ADL Across Distant Lands $15.00 Across Distant Lands / Stephan Baer: The solo debut release of European Percussionist, Stephan Baer, Across Distant Lands, Is the culmination of Baer's influences and experiences of his journeys throughout Africa and Europe. Crossing borders and blending the rhythms of different drums and percussion instruments with varied diverse cultures, Baer creates a unique World Beat hybrid. The many voices of Africa mix with Asia, Indonesia, India, Pakistan, Cuba, Brasil, and Austrailia. Over 125 percussion instruments were used to create the rhythms of Across Distant Lands.
TDF The Dark Frontier $15.00 The Dark Frontier / Stephan Baer: The Irresistible power of the drums call the listener to celebrate and travel on a sonic sojourn throughout the continent of Africa. Sophisticated compositions of extraordinary drumming and percussion provide a deep, rich, earthy backdrop for African singing and chanting. Flutes, Marimbas, Kalimbas, Balafons and Synthesizers, sweeten the rhythms with enchanting melodies. The Dark Frontier represents percussionist/composer Stephan Baer's memories, visions, and passions of Africa and is an excellent compliment to his previous release Across Distant Lands.
IOTO Islands of the Orient $15.00 Islands of the Orient / Stephan Baer: With this release Stephan Baer takes us on a journey through the islands of Southeast Asia. The voices of India, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Japan mesh with modern grooves of assorted drums and percussion. Gongs, bells, flutes and various string instruments entice the listener with enchanting melodies.
SS Seven Seas $15.00 Seven Seas / Stephan Baer: The calming serenity of the sea is represented here with seven songs of Seven Seas. Organic exotic grooves of world percussion set the tone for various flutes, harps, atmospheric guitars and ambient synth textures. The many voices of Asia, Africa and the Carribean are all connected via the ebb and flow of the sea.
MF Mali Foli $15.00 Mali Foli / Moussa Traoré: Born and raised in Mali, West Africa, Master Drummer Moussa Traoré has dedicated his life to learnining the rhythms and songs of his country. He has been playing the jembe for the past 25 years and has achieved great recognition throughout Mali as a gifted musician in the theater, in traditional ceremonies as well as in the Malian pop scene. Mali Foli (translation: rhythm of Mali) is the debut solo release of this accomplihed jembefola and features rhtyhms and songs of traditional ceremonies of Mali's various ethnic groups.
BB Beyond Borders $15.00 Beyond Borders / Rapture: Reaching beyond borders, drawing from the furthest corners of the globe, diverse cultures unite in a global celebration. Uplifting rhythms from Africa, The Caribbean Islands, India, and China, are complimented with The voices of Nigerian Choirs, Cantonese and Thai opera singers, Zulu grunt rhythms, and a Thai poet. soprano sax, flutes, penny whistle, piano, bass guitar, sitar, synthesizers and drums, mix contemporary grooves and melodies creating a unique world groove debut from Rapture.
WOR World Of Rhythm $15.00 World of Rhythm / Talking Drum Artists: If you are not familiar with these artists this is an excellent sample of what Talking Drum is all about. And if you already have some or all of our releases, this is a great disc featuring the best of Talking Drum
MTD Moussa Traore / Dakan   $15.00 Dakan / Moussa Traoré: Born and raised in Mali, West Africa, Master Drummer Moussa Traoré has dedicated his life to learnining the rhythms and songs of his country. He has been playing the jembe for the past 25 years and has achieved great recognition throughout Mali as a gifted musician in the theater, in traditional ceremonies as well as in the Malian pop scene. Dakan (translation: Destiny) is the second release of this accomplihed jembefola and features rhtyhms and songs of traditional ceremonies of Mali's various ethnic groups.
   
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