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royal hartigan, one of the most unique artistic, influential drummers and scholars of our time, is a percussionist, pianist, tap dancer, educator, and author. for more than three decades, he has worked with master artists and musicians, dancers, visual artists, poets, social activists, and others to bring people together in celebration of our common humanity across cultures and national boundaries, through the medium of creative music in the african american tradition.

new album: time changes

blood drum spirit:
art hirahara, david bindman, royal hartigan, wes brown

  1. st. louis blues04:50
  1. dreamfireswaking/invitation blood drum spirit 3:32

world music videos

turkish frame drum usul

kekeli ensemble at wesleyan part 2 sovu

kekeli ensemble at wesleyan part 1 misagodzi

asante fontomfrom akantam and naawia with the amamreso agofomma ensemble, master drummers atta poku and eric owusu, kumase, ghana

studying asante adowa adampa at mampong, asante, ghana

kete takyiman excerpt in mampong asante, ghana

blood drum spirit videos

drum solo excerpt in 11/8 with blood drum spirit at umass

drum solo excerpt in 7 with blood drum spirit at umass

threads excerpt with blood drum spirit at umass

art hirahara solo in adzohu suit

blood drum spirit in brooklyn, caravan

blood drum spirit in brooklyn, aŋlɔ kete

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