Tosin | Mean What U Say - Da Drum Monologue Project Vol. 1

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Mean What U Say - Da Drum Monologue Project Vol. 1

by Tosin

This CD contains definitive works of Tosin as a drummer/composer. It is world beat rendered in a traditional/contemporary mix. If you are familiar with Global Rhythms by Mickey Hart, Babatunde Olatunji's Drum Of Passion, Lion King, Fela Kuti, and other We
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1. Odinjo - D Dance of D Deaf
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2. Nosia For Kings & Clans
4:54 $0.99
3. Funkee Tribe
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4. Oyinmomo in Da Groove
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5. Village Dwellers
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6. Omilero (water Is Curative)
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7. Yahweh!
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8. Mean What U Say
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9. Odu in Miniature
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As a composer and leader of his own group, HalleluJazz Project, the Nigerian drummer – Tosin Aribisala – has launched out another album to his credit. Having performed, recorded and toured with such mainstream acts like Julie Dexter, Femi Kuti, Talib Kwali, Taj Mahal, D’Angelo and Yerba Buena, to name a few, Tosin has fully come into his own with his second album, “Mean What U Say – Da Drum Monologue Project”, which is a follow-up to his successful debut.

Drum Monologue Project

The brainchild of Tosin Aribisala, “drum monologue” is an expression of polyrhythmic, groovy, lyrical and melodic phrases on the drumset.

The elements of the monologue include the lyrical and groovy patterns that are specific to the Nigerian (Yoruba) percussion instrument called gangan - the “talking drum”; plus the fusion of jazz techniques for the creation of a hybrid musical texture.

Other features of the drum monologue are choral embellishments with a voice ensemble and also a percussion ensemble. These nuances produce an exciting and inspiring orchestration - an amalgamation of cross-cultural influences that adds color and beauty to the whole performance.

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