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  • interview December 21, 2016

    Mickey Hart Talks Planet Drum, 25 Years On

    Twenty-five years ago, Grateful Dead drummer, “Rhythm Devil,” and autonomous ethnomusicologist (unofficial, like myself) Mickey Hart assembled a dream team of global percussionists. They were all artists he had known and worked with, but they had never played together. The … Read more »

  • hip-deep December 5, 2011

    The Art of Improvisation: Part 1

    This Hip Deep program begins a series of shows on contrasting approaches to musical improvisation. Beginning and ending with bebop and free jazz, the show takes sidetrips into Ghanaian percussion traditions, Mande string and vocal music, and solo taqsim improvisation … Read more »

  • discography-hip-deep February 9, 2005

    Discography: The Art of Improvisation Part 1

    Here is a list of albums heard on Afropop Worldwide’s The Art of Improvisation: Part 1: John Coltrane “The John Coltrane Anthology” (Rhino 1993) Ornette Coleman “The Shape Of Jazz To Come” (Atlantic 1959) Momo Wandel Soumah “Afro Swing” (Fonti … Read more »

  • feature February 9, 2005

    Improvisation: Musicians and Scholars Speak

    Afropop Wordwide’s Hip Deep series on The Art of Improvisation draws on interviews with a broad spectrum of artists and scholars.  This feature presents excerpts from the interviews used in Part 1 of our series.  These interviews concentrate on the … Read more »

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