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Rhythm and Culture Research

Been there, Done that, Read the book...

Master of the doumbek and musical pioneer, Hossam Ramzy offers this extraordinary essay on dancing with the music. Essential for Middle-Eastern dancers and drummers alike.
Carnival PRI audio documentary form Sound and Spirit.
Altared States PRI audio ducumentary from Sound and Spirit. Music and altared states.
The Drummer's Circle PRI audio ducumentary from Sound and Spirit.
Romani (Gypsy) Voices PRI audio ducumentary from Sound and Spirit.
Chant PRI audio ducumentary from Sound and Spirit.
Sacred Spaces PRI audio ducumentary from Sound and Spirit.
Santaria PRI audio ducumentary from Sound and Spirit.
Sufi Spirit PRI audio ducumentary from Sound and Spirit.
Gamalon: New Music, Ancient Spirit PRI audio documentary from Sound and Spirit.
Teachers and Students PRI audio ducumentary from Sound and Spirit.

The Tree, the Drum, and the River

Joshua's mythopoetic rhythm visions and guiding rhythmic metaphors (some words to steer by):



Rhythm and Community
   
 



 
 





Alchemical Fire Circle
Documentary clip. 

A healthy rhythmic ritual for modern mythfits.
 Sacred Arts Circle Information Starting your own Sacred Arts Circle

Firetribe E-Group Archive: Access a long list of free chant MP3's to help get your circle turning.
   

Purchasing Instruments

 The Cooperman Company: The finest frame drums I've ever played. For years, the frame drums available in the U.S. were either mass produced american toys or cottage industry seconds from the Middle-East. Cooperman, working with some of the most celebrated contemporary players, has set the standard for the finest quality drums around. These are light weight tunable works of art. They feel like tree spirits in your hands.

Shaun McGinnis Leads the crafts people at Cooperman

Middle-Eastern and assorted Percussion:

Savvas Percussion - Beautiful Handmade instruments.
Arab Instruments
Mid-East Manufacturing
Musician's Friend - Good price on entry level Remo Frame Drums
Groth Music

South Asian - Indian Instruments
Ali Akbar College of Music
Kala Kendar


Hand Pan - "the UFO"
Pantheon Steel