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by Kalani

Strong melodies with driving rhythms and exotic percussion. A wide variety of instrumentation. Rich and powerful
Genre: World: World Fusion
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1. Notions
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2. Kamakana
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3. Forest Flowing
6:04 $0.99
4. The Giving Tree
5:13 $0.99
5. Insights
6:15 $0.99
6. Los Sabios
7:08 $0.99
7. Alma de Crianca
4:49 $0.99
8. Road to Iquitos
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9. Lights Around Me
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Album Notes
Kalani has performed and/or recorded with such music legends as Kenny Loggins, David Sanborn, Max Roach, Barry Manilow, Vic Damone, John Mayall, Chante Moore, Dr. John, Michael Kamen, Melissa Manchester and is the featured percussionist on the Yanni Live at the Acropolis video and CD. He is featured on recordings for Disney, Warner Brothers, Tri-Star Pictures, Paramount Studios, The Nature Company and Jim Hensen Records.

Kalani has presented at several MENC state and regional conferences including Georgia, Wisconsin, Florida, Texas, California, Virginia and Rhode Island. He has been a featured clinician and speaker at the Taipei Percussion Institute, The International Percussion Festival (Belgium), The World Rhythm Festival (Seattle), several Percussive Arts Society International Conventions, the International Music Products Industry (NAMM) conference, the American Orff Schulwerk convention, and the American Music Therapy Association National conference.

Kalani has authored several books for Alfred publishing including All About Congas, All About Djembe, All About Bongos, Together In Rhythm, and The Amazing Jamnasium. He has produced over 15 instructional videos for a variety of instruments including congas, bongos, djembe, hand percussion and drum set, available through MVP Home Video. He is the founder and director of Drumlesson.com, an educational drumming web site that has been featured in the New York Times and CNN Live. He is a contributing writer for Percussive Notes Magazine, Modern Drummer and DRUM! Magazine.

Education and Awards
Kalani received his Bachelor of Music degree from California State University Northridge and is a certified (level III) Orff Schulwerk specialist. He has received numerous awards from DRUM! Magazine for his work as a performing artist, percussion clinician and drum circle facilitator.

Kalani is a keynote presenter, speaker, clinician, performer, author, and educator. He is a consultant for the Kaman Music Corporation, Peripole-Bergerault Educational Instruments, The House of Blues foundation, and other state and national arts advocacy organizations. His company, Kalani Music, is an approved continuing education provider for music educators, music therapists and health care professionals and offers levels training in Drum Circle Musicª facilitation. He continues to develop instruments and accessories in association with several of the music industries top companies. Kalani teaches children and adults in the Los Angeles area and abroad.



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Barry Bell

Well done! Worth the listen.
This CD is well produced. The musicianship of all who played is quite high. I checked it out because I am a percussionist who was aware of Kalani's work with drum circles. I enjoyed the drum work and the blend of other sounds. Sort of a New Age Fusion set.

Tamara Turner, CD Baby

Following the trails of jazz flute into a dense soundworld, rhythmically and harmonically rooted in Afropop worldbeat, Kalani has landed on a striking balance of jazz fusion with world fusion. The moment you start to hear it lean towards jazz and flavors of Pat Metheny, hints of Mickey Hart are followed by echoes of Paul Winter and onto South African vocal qualities. Saddling itself stylistically between two genres and two audiences, it will be both fresh and familiar to both teams. An excellent, memorable 9-track album.

Augusto Chiarle

highly recommended
I was browsing musicians who were giving what they got from the sales for charity (as I always support who think to help the others), while I met this artist. If the charity reason would be not enough, then would provide the very high standard of the music I found in this CD. Somehow at half way between jazz, new age and fusion, this music is yet relaxing and powerful, the musicians involved so talented that's an experience I am very happy to have tried. In a few words: highly recommended!
Greetings from Italy,
Augusto - The Wimshurst's Machine