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Drums of Passion: Invocation
Babatunde Olatunji
Drums of Passion: Invocation
Genres: Folk, World Music, Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Babatunde Olatunji
Title: Drums of Passion: Invocation
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rykodisc
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Folk, World Music, Jazz, Pop
Styles: Traditional Folk, Africa
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 014431010224, 014431010248, 1144310102487

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Great Rhythms
Zekeriyah | Chicago, IL | 01/08/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD features Babatunde Olatunji at his best. Some people may be familar with Olatunji and his style, but this CD is very different from the music he usually performs. It is more primordial, spiritual and emotionally charged. The music on here is an invocation to the Orshas, the Yoruba Gods, who were trnspoted across the Atlantic where their followers formed the religions of Santeria, Candomble and the like. I found the invocation to Sango (Shango in the Carribean), the masculine Orisha of warfare, storms and fire, to be particularly moving. The emotion with which Olatunji performs on this CD is amazing. I am impressed with this CD. It is very moving, but I also must remind you that the music on this CD does hold considerable religious significance to the Yoruba people, and as such deserves a good deal of respect."
Field Craft
Jorge Barbarosa | the back 9 | 11/18/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Micky Hart is exposing a lot of people to what was once called field recordings. I am down with that! And he is fortunate to have the conduit that enables him to carry on his passion.

I was able to go to Africa on several mission projects and believe me, I know the excitment he is enjoying by bringing the listener into the root of percussion.

Drumming is akin to exploration... it never ends, the deeper one gets into it, the deeper it gets. Think of the concept of folding space or wurm holes. It is a profound mental and physical experience.

But as my nom de plume suggests... I'm a bassist. As a percussionist with a string to pluck, my study into percussion has enabled me to become a much better bassist. For that I am deeply indebted to the drum, and will remain an ardent searcher into the realm of the monophone. Thanks Mickey! Your research and network is expanding the vocabulary of many. We are listening."