Stillpoint is the multi-talented Barrett Martin’s tenth release and is at first glance quite different than his large ensemble offerings – 2018’s Transcendence, 2019’s Song of the Firebird, and 2020’s
Step back for just a minute and realize how remarkable it is that we are hearing one of the world’s oldest instruments paired with synthesizers, soundscapes, samples and all manner
Much as The Grateful Dead did when they got psychedelic on the traditional folk music they grew up on, Toubab Krewe has blended the deep percussive sounds emanating from West Africa and straight ahead rock n’ roll, creating a style that is revolutionary and imaginative.
Mecca Bodega is a group that sharpened its skills in this competitive and creative environment by plowing its way to the surface and spreading their music outside the subway stations of the city. On their sixth studio album, Skin, this large group of percussionists blend complex rhythmic statements with a fiery energy that evokes images of everything from busy city streets to expansive wide open country sides
Cyro Baptista and his Beat the Donkey take an art form that can easily grow tired from weeks on the road, and continually transform the stage into a lively circus atmosphere each night.
Blending native percussive instruments with contemporary, unconventional materials, Cyro Baptista is redefining the role of the modern drummer by bringing rhythm back to the communal language it originated from. Since arriving from Brazil, Baptista has performed with numerous world renowned musicians, and now focuses his energy on his own project, Beat The Donkey.