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El Lenguaje Del Tambor Package (DVDs+ 3rd Edition Book)

by Daniel Alfonso, Kristin Olson & Michael Spiro

How to play the Afro Cuban bata drums Matanzas-style, with instructional DVDs and the new edition of the complete transcriptions. Save $15 by ordering both at the same time.
Genre: Latin: Afro-Cuban
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1. Interview with Daniel Alfonso (Live)
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2. Oro Seco: Elegua (Live)
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3. Oro Seco: Ogun (Live)
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4. Oro Seco: Ochosi (Live)
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5. Oro Seco: Inle (Live)
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6. Oro Seco: Babaluaye (Live)
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7. Oro Seco: Osain (Live)
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8. Oro Seco: Orisha Oko (Live)
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9. Oro Seco: Orula (Live)
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10. Ori Seco: Agayu (Live)
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11. Oro Seco: Chango (Aluya / Piti Aro) [Live]
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12. Oro Seco: Obatala (Live)
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13. Oro Seco: Yewa (Live)
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14. Oro Seco: Obba (Live)
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15. Oro Seco: Oya (Live)
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16. Oro Seco: Ochun (Live)
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17. Oro Seco: Olokun / Yemaya / La Meta De Chango (Live)
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18. Interview & Demonstration: The Language of the Drum (Live)
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19. Interview with Chachá (Live)
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20. Okonkolo Drumming Technique
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21. Itotele Drumming Technique
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22. Iya Drumming Technique
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23. The Dynamic of the Bata Drum
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24. Oro Seco: By Rhythm, By Drum
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25. The Close (Ibejis, Oya, Elegua, Orole / Somugaga / Agalona De Yemaya) [Live]
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26. Transcription: Latopa
Traditional Rhythm as Played in Matanzas, Cuba
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27. Transcription: Elegua Nitan
Traditional Rhythm as Played in Matanzas, Cuba
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28. Transcription: Ogun
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29. Transcription: Ochosi
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30. Transcription: Inle
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31. Transcription: Babaluaye
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32. A Note About Ñongo
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33. Transcription: Ñongo Variations on Itotele
Traditional Rhythm as Played in Matanzas, Cuba
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34. Transcription: Ñongo Variations on Iya
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35. Transcription: Osain
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36. Transcription: Orisha Oko
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37. Transcription: Orula
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38. Transcription: Agayu
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39. Transcription: Chango
Traditional Rhythm as Played in Matanzas, Cuba
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40. Transcription: La Meta De Chango
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41. Transcription: Obatala
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42. Transcription: Yewa
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43. Transcription: Obba
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44. Transcription: Oya
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45. Transcription: Ochun
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46. Transcription: Olokun
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47. Transcription: Yemaya
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Save $15 by buying the DVDs (2 of them, 5 hours total, all regions) and the spiral bound book at the same time.

This comprehensive package includes 2 DVDs offering more than 5 hours of bata drumming demonstrations, tutorials, and interviews in Spanish with English subtitles; and a 76-page spiral bound book of transcriptions presenting the most detailed and complete documentation of the fundamentals of Matanzas-style bata drumming ever produced.

The DVDs features the late Master of Afro Cuban Percussion Daniel Alfonso Herrera, formerly the most sought after percussion instructor in Matanzas, Cuba. His clean, disciplined technique and clear, detailed explanations of the intricacies of Matanzas style bata drumming are invaluable for both the novice and experienced drummer.

Disc 1 is 2 hours long and includes:
--The complete Oro Seco as played at the Cabildo de Santa Teresa.
--Short introductions providing insights into the Orishas (Yoruba deities) and the overall dynamic for each rhythm.
--An interview with Daniel and the other drummers about the language of the bata drums
--A drumming demonstration in which they play toques which illustrate particularly well how the drums speak.
--A bonus interview with legendary percussionist Esteban “Chachá” Vega Bacallao, one of Daniel’s early teachers.

The Oro Seco was professionally filmed to ensure that each of the drummers’ hands is clearly visible.

Disc 1’s menu offers selections by toque (rhythm), with or without the introduction. You can also choose among the various interviews.

Disc 2 is 3 hours long and features
--Tutorials covering the specific techniques of Okonkolo, Itotele and Iya.
--The complete Oro Seco broken down drum by drum.
--An explanation of how to close a celebration where the sacred bata drums (Aña) are played
--The Close, as played at the Cabildo de Sta. Teresa in Matanzas

Disc 2 was also professionally filmed to focus on Daniel’s hands from the front and from the sides (inu and chacha) to illustrate the proper formation of the hands and the various techniques used in each rhythm.

Disc 2’s menu offers selections by toque (rhythm) and by drum, in addition to the individual tutorials and the Close.

The transcriptions reflect the Oro Seco as it is played on the discs.

The 19 bata drum rhythms in this book were transcribed by Kristin Olson, student of internationally-acclaimed percussionist Michael Spiro, who studied with both Esteban “Chachá” Vega Bacallao (who consecrated him to the sacred drums and later consecrated for him his own set of fundamento) and Daniel Alfonso, master drummer and the instructor on the DVDs.

Michael Spiro reviewed the transcriptions thoroughly and offered suggestions at every stage of their development.

Each transcription presents, to the greatest extent possible, the rhythm as it is played by Daniel on the DVDs.

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