SFJazz Gala honoring Zakir Hussain
In music as in real estate, three factors are primary: location, location and location. Even as the digital revolution continues to shrink the global village, there’s no gainsaying the power of physical proximity. For tabla maestro Zakir Hussain, scion of North Indian music’s greatest percussion dynasty, the move from Mumbai to Marin County in the early 1970s opened up vast new musical realms for exploration, and no relationship has played a more essential role in his journey than SFJazz.
Radio.com - Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart on Returning to Planet Drum
Earlier this month, Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart reissued Planet Drum, his 1991 solo album that saw him working with percussionists from all over the world. The album, in fact, won the very first “World Music” GRAMMY, a term that Hart laughs at, a quarter century later. But whatever you call it, Hart’s all for drumming, in any form. “Drumming is a great practice, it’s good meditation, it’s good for your health." ~Mickey Hart
Video Premiere: Mickey Hart “Island Groove”
Watch a special live performance of “Island Groove” from Planet Drum. This song evolved as the rhymes one person played reminded another of something in their own background. We were able to collectively draw upon our various cultural traditions and contribute individually to the creation of this composition.
Planet Drum Is On Sale Now!
THE PLANET DRUM 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EDITION IS ON SALE NOW! This special anniversary edition, remastered and featuring three previously unreleased bonus tracks is available now on CD and your favorite digital music service. Vinyl available for pre-order with shipping early 2017. Order or download your copy today. http://bit.ly/PlanetDrum