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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

asante kete suite for drumset

togo atsia suite for drumset

kekeli rehearsal, ga mɛ music with eric adjei layar

demonstration of eʋe misagodzi rhythms

blood drum spirit with the amamreso agofomma ensemble at akwasidae festival, kumase, ghana,

eʋe – dedicated to freeman kwadzo donkor and the eʋe people of ghana

blood drum spirit videos

blood drum spirit at new bedford aha! festival, art hirahara solo in high fly

olkattu, tala vadyam


club +233 2017

blood drum spirit in ghana 2017

blood drum spirit in ghana

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