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God of Drum

by Get Tribal

Nominated for Best World Album and Best New Artist 2014, Get Tribal mixes ancient and modern beats, perfect for chakra awakening and yoga. “This album is a keeper. If there was a rating higher than five, I would give it whole heartedly.” MuzicReviews
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1. Call of Abundance (Wakinyan, American Indian)
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2. Passion Rising (Loucetious, Gaelic)
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3. Sea of Qi (Lei Shan, China)
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4. Awakening Power (Donnar, Norse)
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5. A Call to Heal (Taranis, Celtic)
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6. The Flow of Expression (Xango, Africa)
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7. Open to Wonder (Adad, Babylon)
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8. Transcending Boundaries (Teshub, Anatolia)
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9. Aligning With Purpose (Chaac, Maya)
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10. Endless Reflection (Indra, India)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Nominated for Best New Artist and Best World album, God of Drum is a collection of percussion based world fusion music inspired by the thunder deities of virtually every culture. Ancient tribes revered thunder as the divine element that activated spring’s rebirth. Using drums, they synchronized the heart, mind and soul with the same vital life force. Its circular shape offers a mandala connecting the world of spirit to the vibration of intention. Through the pounding of the drum, the heart awakens to its vitality allowing access to higher states of awareness. The ten tracks in this album are designed to stimulate the 7 major Chakras, the Dantien, the Soul Star and Spirit Chakras. Get Tribal is the work of Kari Hohne who has traveled around the world studying healing using the drum with Shamans

Reviews: Nominated for Best New Artist and Best World Album 2014 Zone Music Reporter
God of Drum #5 Top 100 New Age/World/Ambient Zone Music Reporter December 2013

“This album is a keeper. If there was a rating higher than five, I would give it whole heartedly.” MuzicReviews

“The emphasis on earthy rhythms and world music influences make this one of the most notable offerings in this particular genre. A lot of vision and creativity went into sonically designing each track, and it shows. For me, this album was a pleasant surprise, and one I’d recommend in a heartbeat.” Michael Diamond (Zone Music Reporter)

“God of Drum is a mesmerizing musical exploration of thunder gods throughout history and from all corners of the world. Certain to stir the ears and soul as well as the chakras, Get Tribal has created a unique and inspiring work of musical art (I love the cover artwork, too!). It is available from Amazon, iTunes and CD Baby. Recommended!” MainlyPiano

“If it’s true “power” you’re seeking out, though, you will fall in love (right away, I might add) with the fourth track, “Awakening Power“… one of the most powerful drum works I’ve heard in the last 10-15 years (and believe me, I’ve heard a LOT). Though this is not “pure jazz”, it is still in the criteria zone for reviews here, because it has the “true energy” behind the playing and the spirit of the playing.” Dick Metcalf ZZaj Productions

“The rhythms in this album are quite compelling. “God Of Drum” is a wonderful, moving experience. Get Tribal and Kari Hohne capture the essence of rhythm, and sends listeners on a deep inner journey. This is a beautiful recording that increasingly grows on you. Highly recommended for anyone interested in dance, percussion, spirituality, meditation, or just plain good vibes!” Soundlooks

“The music of the album “God of Drum” is very sincere and natural. Filled with ethnic motifs it arouses emotions that were hidden deeply and gives release to them. So, one can say that the album “God of Drum” has a strong therapeutic effect and may be used for treatment of body, mind and soul…But maybe it has one more rare quality. This music is as wild as real life is.” Serge Kozlovsky

“This music walks you through elements of Chakra healing from grounding the spirit in the Native American tradition to healing with the Heart Chakra in the Celtic traditions of Irish percussion and flute playing. Each track is absolutely inspirational and I was hooked by the up tempo beat and relentless energy. ” Keith Hanneleck MuzikMan

“Kari Hohne has long been fascinated by shamanic drumming and its ability to lead the listener into a transcendental realm similar to dreaming. She has researched the connection between drumming…and how it links us to the Archetypal world inspired by the thunder deities of world mythology. She has traveled extensively, speaking with shamans and exploring the roots of drumming’s power in an attempt to better understand this ritual…the result..is this powerful world fusion recording God of Drum. The CD is a globe-trotting examination of drumming and vocal chanting, harnessed to contemporary electronics…What impresses most about the album is the magnitude of the diversity of Hohne’s vision. ” Bill Binkelman Zone Music Reporter

“God of Drum is a powerful, drum driven work that will lift you to a new level. Channeling ancient rythyms, this album will take you through a range of feelings, from dancing to deep relaxation. This masterfully recorded collection of music …will bring an exotic touch to your playlist and is a must have for anyone who loves calming world music. This is the most exciting album I have bought this year and is destined for widespread recognition.” Stonewallstreet

“Tribal music is much more than just a form of entertainment, or even much more than just an art-form. Tribal rhythms and tonal patterns have been covering social, spiritual and religious functions for millennia, accompanying man throughout the interior journey of life. The music of Get Tribal set out to keep this quality intact, while updating the sounds with the appeal and production values of the modern age.” More More Sound

Interviews on album can be heard at http://get-tribal.com/interviews-with-kari-hohne-on-god-of-drum/

TRACK INFORMATION
Track One: WAKINYAN, AMERICAN INDIAN – Call of Abundance
Root Chakra
Purpose: To Ground in Abundance

The root chakra is located at the base of the spine where the kundalini snake is coiled. It governs our sense of survival, self preservation and security. Wakinyan, the Thunder Bird of the Lakota is one of the many Feathered Serpents found in indigenous cultures. Wakinyan is composed to awaken fiery kundalini energy with drumming and chants that will ground and stimulate the opening of the root chakra.

Track Two: LOUCETIOUS, GAELIC – Passion Rising
Sacral Chakra
Purpose: To Awaken Passion

The sacral chakra is located in the lower part of the abdomen in between the navel and genitals. Viewed as the vortex of change or where we hold emotion, stimulating this chakra separates emotion from its lower expression of fear-based anger. Once released, the energy can transcend as the sensation of pleasure. Inspired by Loucetious, the thunder deity of the Gaelic region, this composition startles us into recognizing and transforming our buried passions.

Track Three: LEI SHAN, CHINA – Sea of Qi
Dantien
Purpose: To Release Blockages

The dantien is the area located just beneath the navel, holding the center of gravity in the body. It is the reservoir of qi or our vital life force. Stimulating the power of this center releases dormant energy associated with inflammation and blockages. It is an important focal point or elixir field for qigong, martial arts and Chinese medicine because when we are centered in this power, we have more energy and are not reactive.

Track Four: DONNAR, NORSE – Awakening Power
Solar Plexus Chakra
Purpose: To Activate Power

The solar plexus chakra is located just above the navel in an area that the ancient Chinese call the heart/mind. Here intention and passion are intertwined with the will, as the pure expression of a power that cannot be threatened. The Nordic thunder deity Donnar inspires this composition to stimulate energy and willpower. It balances how we often compensate for our misgivings by exercising too much or too little power.

Track Five: TARANIS, CELTIC – A Call to Heal
Heart Chakra
Purpose: To Center in Wellness

The heart chakra is located in the chest and is related to the endocrine system which activates cellular communication and growth. Stress is the mental trigger that can lead to physical debilitation. We often find that it takes time for the whole story to arrive and the Heart Chakra is strengthened through compassion and patience. Taranis is a harmonic Celtic composition where the heart is supported with rounds of harmonic flute and strings.

Track Six: XANGO, AFRICA – The Flow of Expression
Throat Chakra
Purpose: To Ask and Receive

The throat chakra is the center where sound and vibration become the communication of intention. In the same way, mantras allow us to use intention to orchestrate our expression and ultimate manifestation. Xango, the thunder deity of the Afro Caribbean region inspires this composition where chanting nam-myoho-renge-kyo is a way of polishing the mirror of the mind. When we can see the world as it is – not as we would like it to be – we discover the joy of unimpeded expression.

Track Seven: ADAD, BABYLON – Open to Wonder
Brow Chakra
Purpose: To Achieve Intuitive Clarity

The brow chakra, often called the third eye is located between the eyebrows. It is associated with the pineal gland which is believed to be the seat of intuitive awareness. Acting as the gate that separates consciousness from the same unconscious and intuitive awareness that guides our dreams, when we release judgment and open to wonder, intuition becomes active. Adad the storm deity of Mesopotamia inspires this composition with subtle changes in rhythm designed to unseat expectation so we can open once again to wonder.

Track Eight: TESHUB, ANATOLIA – Transcending Boundaries
Crown Chakra
Purpose: To Achieve Enlightenment

The crown chakra is located at the top of the head and like the western idea of a halo, is associated with a white circle of light. When kundalini energy enters the crown chakra as Shakti, it marries with Shiva. The mind is able to achieve the clarity of merging with what is observed, where the mysterious flow of synchronicity takes form. Teshub the thunder deity of ancient Anatolia inspires this musical blending where east meets west and our sense of boundaries evaporate. Stimulating the crown chakra awakens pure consciousness where subject and object lose any sense of reference.

Track Nine: CHAAC, MAYA –Aligning With Purpose
Soul Star Chakra
Purpose: To Align with Soul's Path

The soul star chakra is located above the head and is one of the transpersonal chakras. It regulates our connection to a sense of purpose and helps us to assimilate the wisdom of what might be called the Higher Self or purveyor of dreams. Stimulating this chakra clears us of the trauma we bring into life by allowing us to see the past and present reborn from the soul’s perspective. The patterns of drumming in Chaac, the thunder deity of the Mayas inspires our awareness of how our patterns of thought become manifestation.

Track Ten: INDRA, INDIA – Endless Reflection
Spirit Chakra
Purpose: To Transcend

The spirit chakra resides in the heart of the universe, outside of time and space. Inspired by Indra the thunder deity of India, this composition captures Indra’s elaborate net of jewels, where each offers a perfect reflection of all others. In each reflection more reflections shine in an endless holographic image of infinity. Om is the sound of the universe and shanti means peace. This mantra is sung not only to bring peace and well being to ourselves, but also to all who we share a special connection.

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sheMusic

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I loved God of Drum, and am here awaiting the new album to show up...Radio God! I saw the preview here: http://www.ratethetracks.com/2015/08/KVEDgettribalatoneinetheworldstream.html
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Michael Diamond (www.michaeldiamondmusic.com)

Review excerpt from Music and Media Focus
In my more than 30 years as a new age music journalist and reviewer, I’ve seen and written about a number of albums specifically created to attune the energy centers or chakras of the body and spirit. However, God of Drum by Kari Hohne, who records under the name of Get Tribal, is certainly one of the most unique. She describes the album as “a collection of percussion-based tribal music inspired by the thunder deities of world mythology.” According to Kari: “Each track was composed based on an archetype and shamanic drumming pattern from different parts of the world.” These reflect Native American, Celtic, Chinese, Norse, African, Mayan, and more. As can be expected, there is a broad spectrum of ethnic instruments, while her parallel interest in electronic music brings in synthesizers, samplers, and other contemporary sounds. Although meditation music is generally soft and soothing - Kari purposely sought to unlock energy.


While there is a lot of metaphysics behind the music, and it can be helpful or interesting to know, ultimately it’s also fine to just press “play” and go with the flow. The album is a spirited multi-cultural musical experience that anyone can enjoy and groove to. But at its heart, “God of Drum” by Get Tribal is a powerful musical tool for unlocking energy to create harmony and balance. Her extensive research into archetypes, mythology, and shamanic studies is particularly evident in the music heard on the album. The emphasis on earthy rhythms and world music influences make this one of the most notable offerings in this particular genre. A lot of vision and creativity went into sonically designing each track, and it shows. For me, this album was a pleasant surprise, and one I’d recommend in a heartbeat.

To read a full-length feature article on this CD, as well as others, please visit www.michaeldiamondmusic.com
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Raj Manoharan (www.rajmanreviews.blogspot.com)

The RajMan Review
If you're looking for a dynamic showcase of powerful, pulse-pounding drumming that's not simply just one long extended drum solo, then this is the album for you.

Kari Hohne, the primary force behind the persona of Get Tribal, is a master of world mythology whose scholarship of ancient global cultural traditions gives her unique insight and ability to tap into the primal power of percussion.

While the focus of the album is clearly the various styles of ethnic drumming from around the planet, Hohne utilizes her electronic music expertise to synthesize textures and layers that accentuate the percussion with extra flavors and seasonings.

The result is a visceral sound experience that will keep your senses alert and your heart alive to the vibrant beats that moved the world in the past and will continue to propel it into the future.
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Serge Kozlovsky

Writings by Serge Kozlovsky / http://sergekozlovsky.com
Without contemplation, all activities of Mind
Are a walk into the darkness and the chaos

Just relax and listen to this music and it will guide you. These primordial percussion beats will awaken your spirit and allow the energy to easily flow via 7 major chakras. And you will feel yourself balanced because this music attunes you to be together with the energies of the Universe. You sense yourself as an integral part of the pulsing world.

“God of Drum” is the newest release of Kari Hohne who undoubtedly is one of the most versatile people in the field of electronic music. Kari Hohne exemplifies the phrase “she wears a lot of hats”. Language preserver, master diver, best-selling author, tablet app designer, dream analyst, business consultant, Tai-Chi teacher and world traveler, Hohne created a unique musical project filled with unbridled power and boundless energy.

On the other hand the music of the album “God of Drum” is very sincere and natural. Filled with ethnic motifs it arouses emotions that were hidden deeply and gives release to them. So, one can say that the album "God of Drum" has a strong therapeutic effect and may be used for treatment of body, mind and soul.

All of these above mentioned features of the album "God of Drum” are certainly important. But maybe it has one more rare quality. This music is as wild as real life is.
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Kathy Parsons

From MainlyPiano
"God of Drum" is a collection of ten original tribal music pieces inspired by the thunder deities of world mythology. The music was composed and performed by Get Tribal, the artist name of Kari Hohne, who is also a Mayan language preserver, master diver, best-selling author, tablet app designer, dream analyst, business consultant, Tai-Chi instructor, and world traveler - whew!

Ancient cultures revered thunder for activating spring each year and used drums to synchronize the heart, mind and soul with the vital life force. It is believed that the pounding of the drum awakens the heart, allowing us to achieve higher states of awareness. The ten tracks on this album are designed to stimulate the seven major Chakras as well as the Dantien, the Soul Star and Spirit Chakras, and the compositions reflect world-wide cultural influences that include Native American, Gaelic, Chinese, Norse, Celtic, African, Middle Eastern, Mayan, and Indian. It’s an impressive and stirring album from a world music perspective as well as from a more earthy and sensual enjoyment of the pounding rhythms.

"God of Drum" begins with “Call of Abundance,” inspired by Wakinyan, the Thunder Bird of the Lakota and one of the many feathered serpents found in indigenous cultures. This piece is mostly drums and chant, with flutes and electronic effects floating a melody over the drum. I love the intensity and energy of “Passion Rising,” composed for Loucetious, a Gaelic deity. The powerful drums, chanting voices, and bagpipe-like sounds stimulate the sacral chakra, which can separate fear and anger from the sensation of pleasure. “Donnar” the Nordic thunder deity, inspired “Awakening Power,” which is very dark, intense and cinematic. Powerful, hypnotic drumming meshes with wordless vocals, strings and organ to get the pulse pounding and the heart racing - another favorite. “The Flow of Expression” is quite different. Inspired by Xango from the Afro-Caribbean region, the piece has a Reggae beat and a chant intended to “polish the mirror of the mind.” “Open to Wonder” is a haunting and exotic nod to Adad, the storm deity of Mesopotamia. The subtle changes in rhythm are designed to be unexpected in order to make us more receptive to a sense of wonder. “Aligning With Purpose,” inspired by the Mayan thunder deity, Chaac, is more orchestrated and cinematic. It is intended to stimulate the Soul Star chakra, which regulates our connection to a sense of purpose and helps us assimilate the wisdom of the higher self or purveyor of dreams. “Endless Reflection,” inspired by Indra, the thunder deity of India, contains a mantra that is sung throughout the peace, repeating the words, “om” (the sound of the universe) and “shanti,” which means peace. The combination of traditional Indian instruments and electronics creates a fascinating juxtaposition that brings the album to a peaceful close.

"God of Drum" is a mesmerizing musical exploration of thunder gods throughout history and from all corners of the world. Certain to stir the ears and soul as well as the chakras, Get Tribal has created a unique and inspiring work of musical art (I love the cover artwork, too!). Recommended!
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