As the drums speak

A while back, I went to an event that featured dancing and west African style drumming. It was an excellent event. One drummer in particular stood out by engaging the crowd in call and response. I am honored to have Atiba Rorie be my guest on this show. His knowledge and understanding about music is deep and powerful. He describes in detail the functions of a family of drums generally called Dunun. He explains the use of the family of the drums in the context of the West African communities that use them in all aspects of their life. He then plays each "dunun" voice. Atiba shares several fascinating stories, an example is how an African American man changed the history of drum making. Join the beats that will touch something timeless within you on this Richard Brown Show.

The Richard Brown Show

The Richard Brown Show, a weekly TV and radio show where we discuss, explore and change issues that are affecting our African American community.