Drums of Passion: The Beat

Drums of Passion: The Beat

Track List

  101 The Beat of My Drum Babatunde Olatunji    
  102 Loyin Loyin Babatunde Olatunji    
  103 Ife L'oju Laiye Babatunde Olatunji    
  104 Akiwowo (a capella) Babatunde Olatunji    
  105 Akiwowo Babatunde Olatunji    
  106 Se Eni A Fe L'amo Kere Kere Babatunde Olatunji    

 

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Drums of Passion: The Beat
Babatunde Olatunji 
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Drums of Passion: The Beat was written and co-produced (with Mickey Hart) by Nigerian artist Babatunde Olatunji (1937-2003) and features guests Brazilian percussionist Airto Moriera and rock guitarist Carlos Santana. The album is Olatunji's tribute to the power of rhythm: “Rhythm is the soul of life. The whole universe revolves in rhythm.” Olatunji performs on lead vocals, lead drum, and ngoma drums, and is accompanied by the talking drum, djembebembeagogôcaxixisekereand others. Originally released in 1986 as Dance to the Beat of my Drumon Blue Heron Records, Drums of Passion: The Beat was reissued in 1989 as part of “THE WORLD” series (now part of the Mickey Hart Collectionmade available by Smithsonian Folkways).

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YEAR RELEASED 1989
RECORD LABEL Mickey Hart Collection
SOURCE ARCHIVE Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
COPYRIGHT 2011 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / The Mickey Hart Collection

GENRE(S) World 
COUNTRY(S) NigeriaUnited States 
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