Damaru is a world beat music group from San Diego, Ca that incorporates African and middle-eastern rhythms into an incredibly energetic and danceable groove. With the addition of bass, sax, flute, guitar and vocals, Damaru has created a sound that is original and unique. While based on traditional drumming traditions, the music transcends boundaries of ancient and modern, for a cross cultural world fusion. Damaru performs throughout the southern California area, and has a self-titled CD available. With nine tracks of original arrangements, this CD is a must for anyone interested in African drumming and world beat music. MEMBERS: Marc Cavanaugh: Djun-Djun, Vocals, Percussion Bill Meinerding: Djembe, Krin, Percussion Glenn Goodwin: Bass Guitar Scott McDowell: Guitar Frank Lazzaro: Djembe, Dumbek, Percussion, Vocals Anthony Sarain: Sax, Flute. Songs on the DAMARU CD: 1. Fanga - Welcoming song from Liberia. 2. Big Anaconda - Original composition dedicated to the rainforests. 3. Lamba (Glenn's Groove) - Funked up version of Senegalese healing rhythm. 4. Beledi - Middle Eastern fusion. 5. Lendjin-Sedoba - Traditional Senegalese drumming. 6. Kakilambe - Original lyrics on new arrangement of West African classic. 7. Electric Linjinland - Psychedelic pumping 6/8 groove. 8. Kuku - Celebration rhythym from Guinea, with lyrics, vocals by Abdoulaye Camara. 9. Heartbeat - A calming cool down.
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