Drums of Passion: The Invocation

Drums of Passion: The Invocation

Track List

 
101
Ajaja Babatunde Olatunji  
  102 Kori Babatunde Olatunji    
  103 Sango Babatunde Olatunji    
  104 Oba Igbo Babatunde Olatunji    
  105 Orere Babatunde Olatunji    
  106 Ogun La Ka Aiye Babatunde Olatunji  


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Drums of Passion: The Invocation
Babatunde Olatunji
HRT15000

Nigerian-born drummer Babatunde Olatunji (1937-2003) collaborated with Mickey Hart to create this album, issued in 1988 as part of “THE WORLD” series (now part of the Mickey Hart Collection made available by Smithsonian Folkways). Hart and Olatunji sought to retain the “live” sound heard in this digital recording by capturing both the individual instruments as well as the collective sound. Featuring 11 percussionists and seven vocalists, with contributions from Hart, Airto Moreira, and bassist Bobby Vega, the tracks feature unique spiritual invocations to Yoruba deities played on traditional instruments, such as the ngoma,ashiko, and djembe.

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YEAR RELEASED 1988
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 
CREDITS