“The GLOBAL DRUM PROJECT Tour brings Mickey Hart, Zakir Hussain, Sikiru Adepoju, and Giovanni Hidalgo together again in a reunion sparked by the 15th anniversary of the ground-breaking album Planet Drum. Released in 1991 on the Rykodisc label it went on to earn the first-ever Grammy Award in the World Music category. The tour is the group’s first in almost a decade. It also marks the resumption of an artistic relationship – between Mickey Hart and Zakir Hussain – that goes back to the late 1960s.
“For Hart, this reunion is an opportunity to take Planet Drum into new places. "This is a deep drumming groove. We’re taking the archaic rhythm worlds into outer space. Planet Drum explores rhythm and noise…it’s a sound yoga of processed acoustic percussion headed straight for the trance zone that becomes a dance of ancient and modern worlds. Deep drumming is a skeleton key into these realms."
If this kind of stuff gets your juices flowing, take a look at WorkshopLive’s percussion lessons with Kalani. He teaches a variety of hand drums and small percussion instruments. The lessons are designed for intermediate players who want to expand their knowledge of rhythms, styles and instruments.
Tour dates for the Global Drum Project: