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Gig Alert: Roy Haynes' 90th Birthday

Friday, March 13, 2015

Jazz drum legend turns 90 with an all-star lineup for the next few days at The Blue Note.

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On Being

Patrick Bellegarde-Smith — Living Vodou [remix]

Thursday, January 09, 2014

The word "Vodou" evokes images of sorcery and sticking pins into dolls. In fact, it's a living tradition wherever Haitians are found based on ancestral religions in Africa. We walk through this mysterious tradition — one with dramatic rituals of trances a

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On Being

[Unedited] Patrick Bellegarde-Smith with Krista Tippett

Thursday, January 09, 2014

The word "Vodou" evokes images of sorcery and sticking pins into dolls. In fact, it's a living tradition wherever Haitians are found based on ancestral religions in Africa. We walk through this mysterious tradition — one with dramatic rituals of trances a

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Features

Drum Beats Bring Seniors Together

Friday, April 20, 2012

A Hudson Valley organization hopes to change the rhythm of life for senior citizens in nursing homes through the collective spirit of a drum circle.

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Studio 360

Street festival for drummers, breakdancers

Sunday, November 16, 2008

On the streets of Shibuya today: drum circles, drumming lessons, and breakdancing. We met a young radio reporter (Pejk spotted his DAT recorder) and he told us it's the third annual Shibuya music festival, called Shibu-on.

Some video highlights: first, breakdancing unplugged - to hand drums, pan flute and didgeridoo. ...

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Studio 360

Soh Daiko

Saturday, December 14, 2002

In 1979, members of the New York Buddhist Association got together to learn how to play taiko drums, the ceremonial and martial instruments of ancient Japan. They named themselves Soh Daiko and quickly discovered that playing these drums meant more than rehearsing in the garage on ...

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Studio 360

Calfskin vs. Plastic

Saturday, June 08, 2002

On drums, calfskin was the membrane of choice for centuries — until plastic came along. But what role does calfskin play now?

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