--Okay I'm Fixing it!--

My old way of embedding music on the website broke a while back, so I'm transitioning to a new system.
All the music should be back within a week or two.
Much love, sorry for the inconvenience.

Good works in progress

On this website you'll find a lot of traditional African and Latin rhythms that I've collected from my teachers and sources around the internet. This site exists as a way to organize, preserve, and pass on this beautiful, transcendental part of human culture.

All the rhythms are listed on the menu to the left, and there's a link at the top of each list with some information about how to read the notation.

I have a day job, but I'll keep adding music and rhythms to this site as I have time.  My dream is to build a resource that is educational, respectful, and easy to use for everyone.  If you have a question or suggestion, please don't hesitate to E-mail me, daedalos@gmail.com, and I will try to respond in a timely fashion.

Drumming @ Living Arts

The djembe rhythms and recordings are from a class taught here in Tulsa at Living Arts every Wednesday night at 7:30.  There are so many good things that I can say about the wonderful people who come out and play African drums every week.  I could easily spend hours expressing my gratitude and never get around to the intent of this website.  Suffice to say, I am forever indebted to all those who carry on the drumming tradition and spread the music with kindness and openness.  And I must give credit to the man who helped spread these rhythms in America, Babatunde Olatunji.

Dianna Burrup has provided a link from her website over here.  Thanks for hooking me up, Di!  Her site, www.universalsandbox.com , is a great portal for some groovy Tulsa happenings.

Questions, Comments, and Cries of Anguish can be sent to daedalos@gmail.com