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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon January 8, 2002
This CD features Babatunde Olatunji at his best. Some people may be familar with Olatunji and his style, but this CD is very different from the music he usually performs. It is more primordial, spiritual and emotionally charged. The music on here is an invocation to the Orshas, the Yoruba Gods, who were trnspoted across the Atlantic where their followers formed the religions of Santeria, Candomble and the like. I found the invocation to Sango (Shango in the Carribean), the masculine Orisha of warfare, storms and fire, to be particularly moving. The emotion with which Olatunji performs on this CD is amazing. I am impressed with this CD. It is very moving, but I also must remind you that the music on this CD does hold considerable religious significance to the Yoruba people, and as such deserves a good deal of respect.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on November 17, 2004
Micky Hart is exposing a lot of people to what was once called field recordings. I am down with that! And he is fortunate to have the conduit that enables him to carry on his passion.

I was able to go to Africa on several mission projects and believe me, I know the excitment he is enjoying by bringing the listener into the root of percussion.

Drumming is akin to exploration... it never ends, the deeper one gets into it, the deeper it gets. Think of the concept of folding space or wurm holes. It is a profound mental and physical experience.

But as my nom de plume suggests... I'm a bassist. As a percussionist with a string to pluck, my study into percussion has enabled me to become a much better bassist. For that I am deeply indebted to the drum, and will remain an ardent searcher into the realm of the membranophone and the idiophone as well. Thanks Mickey! Your research and network is expanding the vocabulary of many. We are listening.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 27, 2011
Listening to this CD will take you to another world. The drums and vocal melodies are enchanting. You can't help but feeling energized after listening.
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on April 1, 2013
This is a great sound experience. I found myself absorbed and entranced by the great pace of the drumming music. Someone interested in drum music will love this. And someone not familiar with drum music is in for a real treat. It was entralling and captivating for me.
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on May 15, 2015
As a new world Babalawo (Yoruba priest) and drummer, it was a welcome addition to my collection. And I considered it an opportunity to honor and learn from esteemed ancestor Babatunde Olatunji, who has always been one of my idols.
Babalawo Adubiifa (LangstonThomas)
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on June 10, 2015
TOTALLY EXCELLENT!! BACK TO MY ROOTS ONCE AGAIN!!! AAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 3, 2011
This CD was filled with the passion of Babatunde Olatunji. I loved the fact that it was a wonderful blend of African singing, drumming, and a multitude of the traditional African instruments. It reflects his love of his culture and paying tribute to the Yoruba religion. I highly recommend it. I believe this would be a welcome addition to your collection.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 25, 2011
Great CD, great price, great service. I got a steal when I purchase this CD. I couldn't find this CD anywhere. Thanks for having it, and serving me so well.
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