Friday, October 20, 2006

"we were a very unique band"

I just read this excellent in-depth interview with Babatunde Olatunji, the Nigerian drummer who was almost single handedly responsible for introducing African music and dance to the United States in the late 1950's. He has a lot of interesting things to say about music and dance and the healing power of song and race relations etc. A little weekend reading for ya...

tld

3 comments:

greg davis said...

i have a DVD of a performance from the 80's featuring Olatunji, Garcia, Hart, Santana, etc.

also some great portions with Hamza El Din.
it was a benefit for teaching world music and culture in schools.
good stuff.

the le duo said...

I'd like to borrow that sometime...

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