Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm | Skin and Bone

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Skin and Bone

by Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm

Based on traditional drumming from West African, we play on the skin of goat over a bone of the tree, and call forth our essential nature, our divine essence and seduce ourselves into a state on oneness with the natural world, the primal pulse..
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1. Diagba
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2. Sorsonee
5:24 $0.99
3. Rainbow People
7:01 $0.99
4. Iaciao
4:48 $0.99
5. Aye
6:38 $0.99
6. Kadan
7:23 $0.99
7. M'Balax-Djabote
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8. Rhythmic Migrations
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9. Let Go Let Goat
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Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm, is a percussion and vocal ensemble that explores the heritage and rhythms of West Africa, through original arrangements and compositions invoking ancient traditions of the drum. Inanna was originally created by the participants of a drum class in Alna, Maine almost fifteen years ago. Since that time, Inanna has recorded and released four full-length albums and has performed at numerous percussion festivals and community events. Four years ago, they started an annual tradition of inviting master drummers from around the world to perform and teach summer workshops here in Maine. Inanna is deeply dedicated to the education and cultivation of peace and sharing among cultures through the power of music.

The ensemble plays African percussion instruments such as the Djembe, Kpanlogo, Doundounba, Kenkeni and Sangba, and other hand-crafted percussion instruments such as the Balafon (an African Xylophone), rainsticks, kalimba (thumb piano), shekeres and a variety of bells and other small instruments. The ensemble recently added frame drums which are found in almost every culture and are the ancient instrument of women drummers.

As a group, Inanna members have studied percussion with Karamo Sabally of Gambia, West Africa; John McDowell of the Afro-jazz fusion group 3Mamma Tongue2; Yaya Diallo, master drummer from Mali and the author of The Healing Drum; Layne Redmond, author of When the Drummers Were Women; and Famoudou Konaté, one of the world1s best known and recognized djembe players.

Inanna takes their name from an ancient Sumerian goddess, who held reign more than 4,000 years ago during a period when it is believed that drummers and dancers were predominantly women. The ensemble chose the name of this ancient goddess to express their ties with earlier traditions.



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Daniel Labrecque

I Love It
I love the CD because it has drumming and rhythm that will your pound and i can't get enough of it

G Doyle

I love the CD. The drumming and rythm is outstanding.I cant get enough of it !!
G Doyle


Love It.
The drumming and rhythm are just what I'd hoped for. It makes me sway and smile.


One of my all time favorite CDs!!
Great CD, very energizing & empowering music! You'll love it!!

virginia woodhead

I love this disc. It gives me energy, and makes me want to drum.
Everything on this CD pleases me. The change of pace, quiet as well as active, some wonderful singing "The way that I see it, we're all rainbow people," and a beautiful sense of going with the flow. Thank you!

Dennis Presser

Great CD; excellent arrangements, true to their origins, but contemporary
I liked this CD because it featured excellent drumming and wonderful arrangements of traditional (mostly) West African songs.