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In Breathing Rhythms, master percussionist Glen Velez offers a multilayered, interactive journey to attune listeners to the natural rhythms and energy flows of the body.
Engaging the principles of rhythm and tone used by meditative chant and drumming traditions across the globe, these five somatic soundscapes were created to boost energy levels, encourage expansive states of well-being, and activate the 'matrix of sound' that resonates within every cell of our bodies. With cello by Eugene Friesen and gypsy pan flute by Damian Dragichi.
These seven intricate drumming compositions evoke spontaneous movements and sensations that help focus mental energy, and healing, on all the chakras. Dance and chant along, or simply listen. Rhythms Of The Chakras is both a masterpiece of percussion and a gateway to physical and mental harmony.
In this CD you will learn how to journey to explore the four chambers of your soul. You will discover that each of the chambers of your soul has information that is essential for healing from the early childhood and past life wounds that threw your destiny off course. In the final exercise you will learn to retrieve your destiny and recover the sense of meaning and purpose of your life.
Fifteen years after their unprecedented release of Planet Drum, is a fresh collaboration of tranced-out grooves, elegant electronic programming and hypnotic tuned percussion.
Enlisted in this great partnership is Sikiru Adepoju, Giovanni Hidalgo, Taufiq Qureshi and others, including tribe people of Papua New Guinea and vocals by the late Babatunde Olatunji.
This 1998 album continues the polyrhythmic approach of Planet Drum and features many of the same players, including Zakir Hussain, Babatunde Olatunji, Airto Moreira and Giovanni Hidalgo.
For Mickey Hart's Mystery Box, Mickey Hart set out to do one thing: to give voice to the drum. Hart crafted songs from the rhythmic foundation up, and that meant not just the beat, but the melody. To find the roots of these melodies, Mickey laid down the basic grooves with Planet Drum partners Zakir Hussain and Giovanni Hidalgo, and then turned to longtime Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter to complete the story with words.
The voices, the last fundamental element of Hart's vision appeared in the form of the Mint Juleps, a remarkable a cappella group from Great Britain. Over the next two years, in between Grateful Dead tours, Mickey continued to refine the grooves, bringing in at various times such players as Airto, former Tower Of Power drummer David Garibaldi, Sikiru, and Youssou N'Dour's bass player, Habib Faye.
While Hunter's words melded perfectly with Mickey's grooves, they really took flight when given voice by the Mint Juleps on songs that run the gamut. To help achieve the album's distinctive sound, Hart enlisted the services of co-producer Robin Millar, who has crafted worldwide hits for the likes of Sade, Fine Young Cannibals and Kate Bush. The collaboration was a fortunate one, resulting in the perfect marriage of ancient and modern, earthy and cosmopolitan — irresistible dance grooves wedded to soaring voices and profoundly affecting words.