DAMARU- World Beat Music & Dance
Damaru is a world beat music group from San Diego, Ca that incorporates African and Middle-Eastern rhythms into an incredibly energetic and danceable groove. With the addition of bass, sax, flute, guitar and vocals, Damaru has created a sound that is original and unique.
While based on traditional drumming traditions, the music transcends boundaries of ancient and modern, for a cross cultural world fusion. Damaru performs throughout the southern California area, and has a self-titled CD available. With nine tracks of original arrangements, this CD is a must for anyone interested in African drumming and world beat music. Live performances can be presented in a variety of formats, from an intimate percussion ensemble to full electric band, complete with dancers.
San Diego Street Scene
Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach
S.D. Center for the Moving Arts
S.D. Zoo & Wild Animal Park
University Heights International Village Celebration
Encinitas Street Fair
Ocean Beach Street Fair
Doheney Days World Music Festival
World Beat Center
AVAILABLE FOR HIRE:
AFRICAN DRUMMERS AND DANCERS
FIRE DANCERS and BELLY DANCERS
For booking, contact Frank Lazzaro (760) 703-1487
Marc Cavanaugh: Dun-Dun, Vocals, Percussion
Bill Meinerding: Djembe, Krin, Percussion
Glenn Goodwin: Bass Guitar
Scott McDowell: Guitar
Frank Lazzaro: Djembe, Dumbek, Percussion, Vocals
Anthony Sarain: Sax, Flute.
Dancers: Suzanne (left), Shalimar (right)
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Songs on the DAMARU CD:
1. Fanga - Welcoming song from Liberia.
2. Big Anaconda - Original composition dedicated to the rainforests.
3. Lamba (Glenn's Groove) - Funked up version of Mali praise rhythm.
4. Beledi - Middle Eastern fusion.
5. Lendjin-Sedoba - Traditional Senegalese drumming.
6. Kakilambe - Original lyrics, new arrangement of West African classic.
7. Electric Linjinland - Psychedelic pumping 6/8 groove.
8. Kuku - Celebration rhythm from Guinea, vocals by Abdoulaye Camara.
9. Heartbeat - A calming cool down.
Damaru CD is available for $15 including shipping in the US.
Send check or money order to: Frank Lazzaro
739 Arden Dr. Encinitas, CA 92024
We also accept Paypal
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