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Spirit Of The Drum

by Arvin Scott

multi award-winnning CD with soothing & exciting layers of African, Caribbean, Brazilian,& jazz influenced grooves featuring congas, talking drums, nature sounds, over 100 world percussion instruments and more
Genre: World: World Fusion
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2. Afternoon Stroll
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3. Island Retreat
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4. Quica Party
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5. Forest In The City
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6. The Groove
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7. In The Wind
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8. Celestial Chowers -In The Night
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9. Spirit Of The Drum
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Arvin Scott's debut CD "Spirit Of The Drum" was voted Album Of The Year and Best World/Ethnic at the Flagpole Athens Music Awards in June, 2000!

This multi award-winning album consists of 9 original compositions featuring soothing and exciting layers of African, Afro Caribbean, Brazilian, and jazz influenced styles. (Also check out Arvin's 2nd release- "Drum Voices" www.cdbaby.com/arvinscott2).

This unique and spirited music features soulful arrangements for congas, talking drums, electronic synthesizers, sounds of nature, timbales, djembe drums, acoustic drumset, bongos, hand bells, shakers, rattles, a taste of electronic percussion, and more!

"Spirit Of The Drum" appeals to all age groups and has been described by many as "mesmerizing, therapeutic, soothing, energizing, exuberant, and a breathtaking display of virtuosity." It's a refreshing journey into the ancient, modern and new age worlds of percussive music!


Dr. Arvin Scott is a multi award winning percussion artist and youth program developer/coordinator, and educator with over three decades of national and international experience.
In 2005 Scott's "Spirit of the Drum", title track from his 1999, debut, audio CD was selected by PBS for background music in the public TV, educational program History Detectives.
He was also invited by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc. to perform at the 2005 Atlanta Heroes Awards (hosted by John Bon Jovi, Janet Jackson, Michael Bolton & others)--that honored Human Rights Activist and Leader Mrs. Coretta Scott King, Multi-Grammy Award Winner, Usher, Groundbreaking Artist, The B-52's and Concert Promoter, Charlie Brusco.
In 2000 Scott was a multi award winner in the 2000 Flagpole Music Awards including:
Album of the Year, Best World/Ethnic music for his debut "Spirit Of The Drum" CD, and Best Supporter for the Music Scene for his "Drumming for Success" youth program-a community-based, youth, motivational program that inspires and rewards academic achievements and provides incentives for success in life. He Arvin was also a finalist in both the "World Music" and "Jazz" categories at the 2002 Flagpole Music Awards.
Scott has toured with Blue Note artist and Grammy winner Mose Alison from 1986-91. He has performed and recorded with Widespread Panic and has performed with Roy aka "Futureman" Wooten of Bela Fleck and the Fleck Tones. He is the leader of the Arvin Jazz Ensemble. His hand drum ensembles have performed for two International Olympic events in 1996 and in 2004.
Dr. Scott also successfully balances full-time teaching at the University of Georgia with numerous percussion clinics, master Classes and workshops at public schools, universities, and community agencies. He has been honored by the UGA Optimist Club International, The University of Georgia's Center for Learning Disabilities, Sigma Delta Tau, and The Human Rights Festival, for outstanding professorship, unique and long-lasting contributions to lives of children through music, and for contributing to the success of students with special needs.
Dr. Scott has been a faculty member at the University of Georgia's Hugh Hodgson School of Music since 1991. Before moving to Athens in 1991 he was on the faculty of the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. He is an endorser & clinician for Latin Percussion Inc., Sonor Percussion, Sabian Cymbals Inc., and Vic Firth--leading percussion manufacturers and distributors. He is a contributing writer for LP's Reading Writing and Rhythm Newsletter, the LP web site, and Vic Firth Percussion News. Dr. Scott has produced two audio CD's--"Spirit of the Drum" and "Drum Voices".
To make arrangements for workshops, clinics, concerts, and private instruction contact Dr. Scott at auscott@uga.edu please send Cc to arvinscott5@hotmail.com



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I am in awe of this master of percussion.
Get it, you won't regret it.

Hannah Beaver

A Smooth and Happy Blend
This melodic blend of Caribbean, Brazilian, and African rhythms is a true joy to listen to. It has moments of high energy and excitement, slow spells that evoke relaxation and calmness, and overall it truly captures the spirit of its listener. I definitely recommend Spirit of the Drum to music enthusiasts of all ages.

Jeremy Reaves

If it doesn't say arvin scott on the cd, it isn't a cd just a piece of plastic!
It is a great cd! Arvin Scott does an excellent job, sending the listener to another part of the world without having to pay for a plane ticket to get there. I love the way he uses sounds of birds and nature to make me relax and put me in the middle of the rain forest.

I have purchased 9 of The Spirit of the Drum Cd's. They are great gifts for any occasion. They also make excellent stocking stufffers. My sister used this particular cd for one of her dances at Stephens College. She went to the Alvin Alley Dance School in New York this past summer, and she told me that a lot of dancers use this type of cd for dancing, so if there are dancers who want to dance to the hand drums then this is the one for you!

This cd is also the perfect cd to add to any collection, or finish a collection. Remember no collection is complete without the Spirit of the Drum Cd, made by Arvin Scott.

Do you want to travel, but not spend any money? then just purchase this cd, lay back in your chair, and Arvin Scott will take you where you want to go.

Remember if your cd is not made by Arvin Scott then it is not a cd, just a piece of plastic!

Victor M. Morales

Music is spiritual; I felt Arvin's soul.
Being a congero I enjoyed all of the nine tracks on the CD. Music is played from the soul and is brought out by the instrument by which it is produced. I heard the roots in the rhythms.


Great CD
The cd is enjoyable.

Patricia prince

The music just makes you feel GOOD !!!!Happy !!! It makes you want to get up and dance. I really liked the entire CD however the track( GROVE really flips my switch. I just wanted to keep on listening to it over and over again. You got it going on DR. Scott. Keep it up the world needs drums

Burkina Love Faso

This cd is a timeless soundtrack that paints a picture of heaven. Dr. Arvin Scott is able to access true joy beyond funk and rhythm in the same way other masterful international artists such as Neba Solo, Dr. Hukwe Zawose, and Airto Moreira are able to.