This unique and innovative CD was created in a Sacred Space to help deepen your journey experience.
We hope you find peace, healing and many blessings on each journey.
The 4 recorded tracks are designed for all levels of experience.$15.00
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. Learn More$16.99
Each of the body's seven chakras is sensitive to particular tempos and sounds. Rhythms Of The Chakras is an invigorating tour through these physical energy centers, using rhythms, overtones, and harmonies that percussionist and composer Glen Velez has refined over 25 years of musical exploration.
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.Learn More$16.99
Heal and balance your bodyÆs energy centers with Rhythms of the Chakras Volume 2, by world-class percussionist and sound healer Glen Velez.
Here is a fresh new blend of rhythms, movements, and vocalizations fine-tuned to lead you into the dynamic energy of your chakras. Seven years in the making, this sequel to the bestselling Rhythms of the Chakras draws on drumming techniques from South India, Asia, Egypt and elsewhere to add new depths and complexity to VelezÆ extraordinary music for mental and somatic toning.
Instruments include North African tar drum, Arabic tar, Egyptian tambourine, Azerbajani frame drum, surdo, caxixi and waterphone. Learn More$17.99
Sabla Tolo III - Advanced Journeys into Pure Egyptian Percussion - Hossam Ramzy's new rhythmic compositions of Egyptian tabla solos with full percussion arrangements for Oriental dance, spanning a wide array of Egyptian and Middle Eastern rhythms.
Explanations to each of the pieces in four languages, with rhythms, numbers of bars, notation etc. perfect for creating beautiful dance choreographies. Learn More$16.99
Drums On Fire is a journey through the dynamic and exciting interplay of rhythm as jointly created by Indian master drummer Sivamani and world musician James Asher, whose best-selling Feet In The Soil and Tigers Of The Raj are already acknowledged world fusion classics.
Vocals, flute, violin, guitar and sax join Sivamani's rhythmic heat, while James' keyboards and production mastery set the fires firmly ablaze. The global interplay of Indian and European musical styles is further enhanced by chunky but crystal clear sound. Get those toes tapping with the energy of Drums On Fire!Learn More$16.99
A powerful recording of sacred chants with drumming. Features Jonathan Goldman and Chant Masters from different traditions: Native American, Hindu, Mayan, Tibetan and Hebrew. Includes Om Mani Padme Hum, Hey Yungua and Om Namah Shivaya. Great for movement, dance and ceremony. Learn More$16.99
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.Learn More$18.99
As producer of The World, Mickey Hart's personal odyssey into the spirit of percussion, he showcases some of the most dynamic, yet sublime music of our planet. On At The Edge he combines these ancient techniques and instruments with the most modern of recording technology to explore the outer limits of drumming. The companion piece to his first book, this album is a chronicle of Hart's search for the rhythmic beginnings of music, for the primal pulse that has beaten under every human activity -- all celebrations, rites of passage, wars, shamanic rituals -- in every culture since time immemorial. Exploring the primeval instrumentation of man's earliest sonic expression, the 'instruments that have made it through time,' Hart tuned the percussive rudiments of whistles and gourd rattles, wooden rainsticks and slit gongs, panpipes and bells, using state-of-the-art spatial reverberation and electronic processing. Acoustic natural sounds (wind, thunder, rain, insects, recorded with close-microphone technique outside his mountain home) were mixed, enabling Hart to create the environment for 'an ancient future, allowing us to go back in time, recreating a more silent space.'
At The Edge is a journey to the Edge, 'between the old and the new...rhythm and noise, just as much as between imagination and reality, nature and music, or creation and destruction.' An exquisitely peaceful soundscape evolves from a world before the presence of man ('#4 for Gaia') through quickening rhythms of human activity to the final sonorous swirl of chanting voices ('Pigs in Space') in a silence devoid of nature, a silence of Man at the Edge he has reached. Where, for our world to survive, we must change rhythms. And dance. One of Mickey Hart's most atmospheric albums, At The Edge, from 1990, features Jerry Garcia, Babatunde Olatunji, Airto Moreira, and Zakir Hussain. Learn More$15.99
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. Learn More$15.99