Planet Drum

Performers Mickey Hart

Rykodisc | April 8, 2008 | Compact Disc

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Personnel include: Mickey Hart, Sikiru Adepoju, Zakir Hussain, Airto Moreira, Flora Purim, Babatunde Olatunde, Frank Colon, Giovanni Hidalgo, Caryl Ohrbach, Molongo Casquelord, T.H. "Vikku" Vinayakram, Gordy Ryan.
Recorded at Studio X, Sonoma County, California. Includes liner notes by Mickey Hart.
The Grateful Dead's Mickey Hart has long been noted for his contributions to world music. PLANET DRUM remains one of his most successful solo projects. Bringing together percussion legends from Brazil, West Africa, India, and the United States, Hart and his cohorts create a fascinating set of music that showcases not so much the individual skills of these percussionists, but rather, the rich cultures from which they come.
Much of this music is hypnotic given its use of tribal rhythms and repeating motifs. For example, "The Hunt" uses a variety of hand drums to create mesmerizing rhythmical textures. "Evening Samba" embraces the music of the Brazilian samba schools; led by Airto Moreira, this track uses two-toned agogo bells, the surdo (bass drum), and the tamborim (Brazilian tambourine). Crossing the Atlantic, we hear a stunning performance by the Nigerian percussionist and singer Babatunde Olatunde on "Iyanu Surprises." On this recording, Olatunde accompanies his singing with deft hand drumming. The album closes with a gentle composition called "Mysterious Island." On this selection, one can almost feel the drip of the rainforest as drums rumble underneath a blowing breeze and the distant sounds of birdsong.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: April 8, 2008

Genre: World

Style: International

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Label Name: Rykodisc

UPC: 826663108385

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Planet Drum

Performers Mickey Hart
Guest Artist(s) Airto Moreira, Babatunde Olatunji, Flora Purim, Zakir Hussain

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: April 8, 2008

Genre: World

Style: International

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Label Name: Rykodisc

UPC: 826663108385


Title Track Time
1.UDU Chant - (with Mickey Hart) --
2.Island Groove - (with Mickey Hart) --
3.Light Over Shadow - (with Mickey Hart) --
4.Dance Of The Hunter's Fire - (with Mickey Hart) --
5.Jewe 'You Are The One' - (with Mickey Hart) --
6.Hunt, The - (with Mickey Hart) --
7.Temple Caves - (with Mickey Hart) --
8.Dancing Sorcerer, The - (with Mickey Hart) --
9.Bones - (with Mickey Hart) --
10.Lost River - (with Mickey Hart) --
11.Evening Samba - (with Mickey Hart) --
12.Iyanu 'Surprises' - (with Mickey Hart) --
13.Mysterious Island - (with Mickey Hart) --

Editorial Notes

Personnel include: Mickey Hart, Sikiru Adepoju, Zakir Hussain, Airto Moreira, Flora Purim, Babatunde Olatunde, Frank Colon, Giovanni Hidalgo, Caryl Ohrbach, Molongo Casquelord, T.H. "Vikku" Vinayakram, Gordy Ryan.
Recorded at Studio X, Sonoma County, California. Includes liner notes by Mickey Hart.
The Grateful Dead's Mickey Hart has long been noted for his contributions to world music. PLANET DRUM remains one of his most successful solo projects. Bringing together percussion legends from Brazil, West Africa, India, and the United States, Hart and his cohorts create a fascinating set of music that showcases not so much the individual skills of these percussionists, but rather, the rich cultures from which they come.
Much of this music is hypnotic given its use of tribal rhythms and repeating motifs. For example, "The Hunt" uses a variety of hand drums to create mesmerizing rhythmical textures. "Evening Samba" embraces the music of the Brazilian samba schools; led by Airto Moreira, this track uses two-toned agogo bells, the surdo (bass drum), and the tamborim (Brazilian tambourine). Crossing the Atlantic, we hear a stunning performance by the Nigerian percussionist and singer Babatunde Olatunde on "Iyanu Surprises." On this recording, Olatunde accompanies his singing with deft hand drumming. The album closes with a gentle composition called "Mysterious Island." On this selection, one can almost feel the drip of the rainforest as drums rumble underneath a blowing breeze and the distant sounds of birdsong.
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