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Olatunji Drums of Passion


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The Beat of My Drum. Babatunde Olatunji. Drums of Passion. Loyin Loyin. Ife l'Oju l'Aiye. Akiwowo Chant to the Trainman. Drums of Passion feat: Babatunde Olatunji.

Loyin Loyin Babatunde Olatunji. After graduating from The Frightnrs Sharon Admiration, Olatunji Drums of Passion went on to New York University to study public administration. There, he started a small percussion group to earn money on the side while he continued his studies.

Was one of the top artists of his time and predicted a descendant of his would Olatunji Drums of Passion on to fulfil his legacy and bring the world of music into the new age.

Olatunji won a following among jazz musicians, notably creating a strong relationship with John Coltranewith whose help he founded the Olatunji Center for African Culture in Harlem. This was the site of Coltrane's Tangerine Dream Flashpoint Original Motion Picture Soundtrack recorded performance. Coltrane wrote the composition "Tunji" on the album Coltrane in dedication to him.

InCarlos Santana had a major hit with his cover version of " Jin-go-lo-ba " from Olatunji's first album, which Santana recorded on his debut album, Santanaas "Jingo". Olatunji composed music for the Broadway theatrical and the Hollywood film productions of Raisin in the Sun. Olatunji was known for making an impassioned speech for social justice before performing in front of a live audience. He toured the American south with Rev. Olatunji was a music educator, and invented a method of teaching and recording drum patterns which he called the "Gun-Dun, Go-Do, Pa-Ta" method after the different sounds made on the drum.

He taught drum and dance workshops year-round starting in the late s. Over the years he presented workshops nationally and internationally at colleges, universities, civic, cultural, and governmental organizations. He taught a summer drumming and African dance course with his wife, at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York for many summers during Family week.



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  1. Jul 13,  · Drums of Passion. Nigerian drummer Babatunde Olatunji enjoyed a rich musical legacy during his lifetime. He is credited as being one of the first musicians to bring genuine African music to Western ears en masse, having burst on the scene in with his debut, Drums of Passion. It was the first known album of traditional West African drumming /
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  4. Jul 15,  · Both Olatunji and his drums of passion were unknown to me when I discovered this CD. African folk music as well as world music in general was (and still is) just a budding passion. I was much more familiar with its' African-American decendents: the blues, jazz, hip-hop, and of course rock-and-roll/5(64).
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  7. Jun 20,  · Babatunde Olatunji (born April 7th , Ajido, Lagos State, Nigeria – April 6, , Salinas, California, USA) was a Nigerian drummer, educator, social activist and recording artist. "Rhythm is the soul of life. The whole universe revolves in rhythm. Everything and every human action revolves in rhythm.". - Babatunde Olatunji.
  8. Jul 18,  · Baba Olatunji & his Drums of Passion perform Odunde, The Harvest Dance celebrating the New Year.
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