#39 Michael Spiro- Master Percussionist, Educator & Co-Founder of Talking Drums!
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Music news this week features an update on the Hand in Hand benefit. They are now up to $65mil raised for hurricane relief funds. ASCAP donates $25k to Musiccares to help provide assistance with shelter, food, instrument and recording equipment replacement and more to musicians affected by the floods and hurricanes. LP also has a cowbell they are selling where 100% of the proceeds go to Musiccares to help musicians affected by the recent storm based tragedies. Here are some other places you can donate to that are trustworthy to help with all the relief efforts. Youcaring is the Ricky Martin and Carmelo Anthony backed charity to help. And as always, you can donate to the Red Cross.
Here are ways that the flag gets disrespected on a daily basis and you may not have even known it.
Here's a video interview on the new album by Michael Spiro (out now)....
The definition of Ethnomusicology is the study of the music of different cultures, especially non-Western ones. There is a more detailed description here.
The bossed gongs that Michael refers to in Burma are explained here.
The book/dvd combo Talking Drums can be found here. It was a percussion trio of Michael Spiro, Jesus Diaz and David Garabaldi.
The Don Alias show mentioned was accompanied by this flyer.....
This is an explanation of Rock and Roll (and the drumming) by the great Steve Jordan.