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Million Women Drummers Gathering 2013 ~ A Global Celebration of Conscious Action for the Love of Drums and Trees. Call in Live ~ Interviews, News and Updates . Host: Ubaka Hill (USA) www.MilionWomenDrummers.com
This week, we discuss the top 10 Drummers for the second installment of our 10 Best Series! We will be discussing the top 10 best rock/metal drummers. Our guest will be a great drummer that Will has been in a band with, Mr. Alberto Rivera. There was no show on 12-3. Will canceled it because Thunder is still having medical issues. But 12-10, we hope he will be back. Our thoughts and prayers go out to him.
IMPORTANT SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT:
Thunder and I have decided to do the shortened shows for the time being. We want to schedule a months worth of guests in advance, and once we do, we will be back to doing the full 2 hour shows. *We will not have any guests, but we will be taking calls during the shows, and we may wind up doing more than one short show a week. Stay tuned! We aren't going anywhere. We're just trying to make the show better!!! We just ask all of you to please bear with us.
TONIGHT 4/17/15 6PM EST THE CINCINNATI ILE OF OBAFEMI IFAYEMI DIVINE STUDY of IFA WILL BE ON SIGN O THE TIMES speaking about an upcoming event in Cincinnati, Ohio set for 4/25/15 PLEASE JOIN US..... Chief Obafemi Ifayemi Epega, the Mayegun of Ode Remo, Nigeria
Bembé: The Rhythm of the Saints
A bembé is a party for the orishas. During a bembé the orishas are praised, saluted and entreated
to join the party through `mounting' one of the priests or priestesses in attendance. This is done
through a confluence of the song, rhythm, and movement, all calling to the orisha in such a way
that the orisha will recognise themselves in the lyrics, rhythms and dances as they have been
performed for them for perhaps thousands of years.
The rhythms play an important part of the equation and the drummers practice assiduously for years
to be able to play the intricate rhythms correctly. This is important since the drums are actually
speaking to the orishas as the Yoruba language is a tonal one and the drums are tuned in such a way
as to play the tones of Yoruba speech. For this reason some rhythms are never played unless it is
in religious context as it would offend the orisha. These rhythms are actually prayers to the
deities with each orisha having its own rhythms associated with them.
Dance also becomes prayer in the religious context of a bembé. The movements of the dances are the
same motions associated with the orishas for thousands of years. As with the rhythms played on the
drums, each orisha has its own dances with Yemayá's dance emulating the motion of the waves, Ogún's
chopping with his machete, Oshún's portraying her primping in front of her hand held mirror, etc.
Join host Khi Armand and guest Witchdoctor Utu of the Dragon Ritual Drummers, Niagara Voodoo Shrine, and New Orleans Voodoo Spiritual Temple for a discussion on Life of Legend Harriet Tubman, "Mama Moses."
"Broadcasting the voices of the land and the deceased, host Khi Armand weaves together history, ethnography, and spiritual experience to explore the unique promises and challenges of our time."
Connect with the stories, people, and landscapes that make us human in this unique, interdisciplinary show featuring guests from a wide variety of fields and backgrounds sharing their expertise on topics of biography, history, and places that matter.
Culture worker and spiritworker Khi Armand channels marginalized voices from deep within the recesses of our world toward the resolution and reconciliation that we need now.
Tune in every Saturday to On Sacred Ground at Noon PT, 3pm ET, online, call in by phone 657-383-0525, or 'Click-to-Talk' via a computer interface. Join in chat using a registered BlogTalkRadio account.
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Joe and I were extremely saddened to hear of the tragic loss of Staten Islands A.J. Pero last Friday while on tour with his band Adrenaline Mob. AJ was a fixture around Staten Islands Metal scene for over 30 years, starting with one of Staten Ilsands best bands,Cities. But of course he reached international fame with Metals Twisted Sister. We will dedicate this show to his memory and all songs played during this show will have his signature drumming in them. I hope you will tune in and listen as we talk about this elite musician and as every post and article I read states, a true gentlemen. I hope to have a few guests call in and talk about him and generally celebrate his life. Of couse we will open the phone lines and let you guys call in and talk about some of your memories of this incredible drummer and person.
We aso will have a live interview with Producer Joe Barresi, who has recorded some of musics biggest stars and also worked at SOUND CITY one of the most famous recording studios in the world. Listen in as we talk with Joe about some of his experiences and how, this incredible guitar player / musicians wound up at the console.
There will some sports talk as well (NCAA Tournament, Local team sports, etc) and I will touch on Wrestlemania. I am not as big a fan of wrestling as I used to be but I thouht it might be fun to discuss the very first Wrestlemania during the show.
Anyway, we will do our best to honor one of metals best drummers during our broadcast, so please tune in this Thursday March 26th at 6:30 p.m. est to "Hard Rock N' Sports with Tom and Joe" and as usual call in (347) 826-9934 to talk with us as well
Keep on Rockin'
Background: Reggae - Around 1960, in the slums of Kingston Jamaica, where the local bands were playing a musical mixture of American R&B, Caribbean, and pan-African sounds, drummers began to emphasize the afterbeat, the 2nd and 4th beats (4/4 time) in unison with the piano and guitar while the bass played walking quarter notes. The musicians called the sound "Upside-down R&B". It soon became known as "Ska". As time passed Ska slowed the beat, lost it's brass sound and morphed into "Rocksteady", performed with fewer musicians and using more harmony vocals. Around 1968 the influences of Rastafari and Africanism along with political and social unrest in Jamaica gave birth to "Reggae", with a slower, stripped-down, less "Pop-like" sound often with accents added on the 3rd beat. Today the term "Reggae" applies broadly to all the Jamaican born music that contains the original afterbeat rhythm.
in Rock Music
Crimson Storm is more than just a band. It is a family, a message, a light shining into the darkness. It is a living, breathing entity...
In a time, a couple of decades ago when musicians were masters of their weapons. Frontmen had serious force and range. Drummers had huge power and charisma. Guitarists were composing and playing the most impressive, virtuoso, monster guitar riffs and leads the world had ever seen. Bassists shined as stars, and loud as thunder in the stormy sky. Not one had a lazy station. It wasn't considered to be an option. Songs had depth, passion and heart. Those days are alive again!!!
Crimson Storm began with a vision when founder lead singer Paul Ames was just 18 years old. Crimson Storm had to survive with him through 20 years of hell to get where it is today, its not only a miracle Crimson Storm is a decade long series of miracles. The first song was written in 1995 in a very dark place. In 2000, Paul formed the first incarnation of Crimson Storm. With huge bands he grew up admiring: Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Metallica and Stryper. The guys that end up on the bus are not always the same guys that started in the garage.
There is a storm coming. Can you feel it? Can you hear the sound of thunder in the distance? The sound of the rain beginning to fall. The rain is as red as blood!
(194) Playing Forgotten Music on 78 RPM Records by Curt Hahn
Gene Krupa and His Orchestra – A Tender Word Will Mend It All / Along the Navajo Trail
A: “A Tender Word Will Mend It All “
Vocals [Chorus] for both songs – Buddy Stewart
Written By – Fisher, Roberts
Artist Biography by Scott Yanow Allmusic.com
The first drummer to be a superstar, Gene Krupa may not have been the most advanced drummer of the 1930s but he was in some ways the most significant. Prior to Krupa, drum solos were a real rarity and the drums were thought of as a merely supportive instrument. With his good looks and colorful playing He became a matinee idol and changed the image of drummers forever.
B: “Along the Navajo Trail”
"Along the Navajo Trail" is a country / pop song, written by Dick Charles Larry Markes and Edgar De Lange in 1945. It was the title song of the 1945 Roy Rogers film “Along the Navajo trail.”
Columbia – 36846
Shellac, 10", 78 RPM, Single
Released: June 14 1945
Genre: Jazz Pop
All credit due to the artist and musicians and Columbia records
No profit or income derived from this podcast.
Have a historic 78 RPM and story you want to share with my listeners? Contact me at www.Facebook.com/s3productions2 I welcome your thoughts, comments, and suggestions at email@example.com I am trying to preserve the largely ignored original analog sound of the old 78 records, plus learn some music history along the way
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National speaker on wellness, prevention of disease, and keeping the cancer switch off, and author of, “The Healing Journey of My Bodacious Ta Ta’s: Healed by Grace and on a Budget,” a memoir of her journey to health, naturally, following her diagnosis of breast cancer, and the companion cookbook, "My Bodacious Healing Kitchen," Venus DeMarco will join us once again in the studio. Venus will talk about her plan for staying healthy and joyful through the holidays.
Laura will be giving us another report on the retirement Mecca Puerto Vallarta
Michael Longoria is one of the most wanted drummers in the Austin scene and I'm sure in the nation and he will be talking about his projects he has in the Austin music scene.
AND for the Winter Solstice, I will talk about making room for new beginnings!
Peace Family I Am extremely excited about this program.. In the first half of the program we will have Bro.Jihad and Bro.James of Dynasty Hip-Hop Incorporated Mentoring Program (DHHI) which is designed to utilize hip-hop, and it's industry to educate, motivate and empower youth with the training, and skills to become more productive members of society. The second half we will be joined by Mama Todd Twala the visionary, creator, and director of a Powerful South African Musical With a cast of 32 of South Africa’s brightest and most versatile young performers, singers, drummers and dancers, AFRICA UMOJA – The Spirit of Togetherness, 20 Years of Freedom and Democracy Tour is a joyous celebration of dynamic talent, thrilling energy, great voices and sensual dances that sweep across the bright and vibrant South African traditional landscape. Traveling on the beats of drums, from the dusty streets of Soweto to all the corners of the world’s best and biggest stages, AFRICA UMOJA – which in Zulu means ‘together’ – tells the moving tale of indigenous South African music and dance from the earliest rhythms to the current club sounds of kwaito. Audiences all over the world have embraced the traditional love songs, lullabies and other musical expressions of rural life. They have also cried along in the city streets listening to music reflecting the pain of the migrant laborers and their families. The tale dances through sheebeens and the cultural melting-pot of Sophiatown. The heart is saddened by cold stories of forced removals yet the feet continue to stomp along with the explosions of gumboot dancing. The international audiences will relate to names such as Miriam Makeba (Mama Africa) and the late Dolly Radebe, while a thread of gospel music running through the tale recalls the huge helpings of faith and courage. This saw black South Africans through some of the country’s stormiest historical passages.
Lynette Washington is a native New Yorker. She sings in several languages. Her style is rooted in the jazz, R&B, and gospel. Lynette began singing in Russian nightclubs in New York and Europe. She recorded on GRP releases of jazz trumpeter Tom Browne and with her own R&B/Dance group Touché on Emergency Records. She worked with Aretha Franklin, U2, and Peter Gabriel and was featured in New Voices of Freedom in U2's Rattle & Hum, BBC's One World, One Voice, and Lenny Kravitz's "Give Peace A Chance" on Virgin Records. Lynette recorded radio commercials and appeared in national TV commercials for Roy Rogers, Mercedes Benz, Boy’s Town, Nescafe and Pizza Hut. She appeared with drummers Buddy Williams and Anton Fig, saxophonists Clifford Jordan and Gerry Niewood and bassists Alex Blake and Cameron Brown. Her appearances include Creole, The River Room, Sweet Rhythm, Azalea, Opa, and Lenox Lounge. In 1999, Lynette completed her first solo project entitled Long, Long Ago (A Jazz Celebration of Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanzaa (1999)) featuring Chuck Mangione's reedman Gerry Niewood. Her second project, Smoky Dawn (2003) with Gold/Platinum Award winning producer, pianist Dennis Bell to release a double CD LIVE! at Harlem's Kennedy Center.
Tonight MWDG LIVE Internet Talk Radio Show " Women and Drums ~ Traditions In The Making " with Master Drummers and Teachers of Drumming ~ BONNIE DEVLIN (FL) and DEBBIE FIER (CA) - Coast to Coast women drummers are creating new tradtions while preserving those of our Ancestors .Produced and Hosted by Ubaka Hill .
We will discuss our relationship with Trees, Music and Eco-Spirituality for a Sustainale Future for Trees, Drums and Wooden Musical Instruments.. Join us Today - Wednesday, Nov. 28th from 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm (EST) PM. All MWDG Shows will be archived for listening at another time form our website.www.MillionWomenDrummers.com
* Tune in at 6:30 SHARP (EST) to hear the entire broadcast LIVE. You can also join the CHAT ROOM on the BTR website with comments and questions that could be included in the interview. Please SHARE to increase our listening audience. YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS !!! Trun On, Listen In, Call In !
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