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                           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.


Recent Performances:

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






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

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