This CD presents a sampling of spiritual drumming featuring the conga, shekerai, Middle Eastern dumbekei, Ashanti talking drum (djun-djun), bodhran, trap tom, mridangam, Senegal and Ivory Coast djembes, Haitian agogo, and Chinese finger drum as well as a variety of other percussion instruments. Louis Martinié and Mishlen Linden of the group Drumspeak, which focuses on the sacred aspects of drumming, play festival and ritual pieces as well as compositions for use in trance and personal meditation.
Mishlen Linden and Louis Martinie of the group Drumspeak, which focuses on the sacred aspects of drumming, play festival and ritual pieces as well as compositions for use in trance and personal meditation.
Louis Martinie is a teacher and musician, who has served as editor of Black Moon Publishing for the past fifteen years. He is an accomplished drummer of both sacred and secular music, and is the author of Waters of Return and The Aeonic Flow of Voodoo.
If you are interested in evoking the sacred through rhythms of the spirit, listening to Ritual Drumming by Mishlen Linden and Louis Matinie will be a greatly enjoyable experience for you!"
– Lee Proseer, Ghostvillage.com, Oct 2005
"From people with experience in drumming circles to anyone who is moved by rhythm, Ritual Drumming is a surefire way to get blood moving through the veins of listeners. . . . perfect for drumming and dance workshops of for at-home meditation."