July 30, 2012
I have djembes, an ashiko, a doumbek, a cajon, a set dunun, a frame drum, and a bongo.
I dabble with the didgeridoo, shekere, Native American flute, and an assortment of shakers and thingamajigs that make noise.
I like nothing better than playing with a group, listening to the instruments interact and talk to each other with a playful curiosity. To be "in the moment" and immersed in the beat is the ultimate high.
The drums of Africa beat in my heart. I find them primal, inspiring and meditative. Latin music flows in my veins: sensual, romantic and fiery.