I was mystified by it for years until I played dun duns for an extensive Lamba dance class with Marie Basse, eminent West African dancer, teacher and choreographer. During that session, I started to feel its relationship to Samba and New Orleans second line drumming. That session was the seed of this groove. Lamba Samba jumps into another of my compositions that I call Timbao, in anticipation of playing with many hand drummers. Timbao has some similarity to Guinean Makru and Brazilian Maculele. I enjoy the contrast and return to Lamba Samba. I hope you do to.
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The Brazilian Bundle
- Rio Samba
- Slow Samba
Kim Atkinson’s Arrangements Bundle
- Banda Reggae
- High Life
- Lamba Samba – Timbao
Kim Atkinson: repinique, snare, shekere, tamborim, congas, agogo, ganza, all arrangements and conducting.
Duncan Draper- agogo, caixa
Nancy Rosenthal, Jeff King, Phyllis Early- surdos
Sandy Feldhorn: agogo, tamborim, ganza
No click tracks, sequencing, drum machines or loops were used in this recording. Tracks were edited and mixed in Digital Performer.
Engineered, mixed and mastered by Peter Van Gorder. Dream Create Communicate.
I give thanks to my family, friends, teachers and students without whose support and inspiration this album would not be possible.
Thank you to all past, future and present Carnaval Spirit members and guest artists for their support:
Jed, Clement, Willie, Phillip, George, Greg, Tom, Konstantin, John, Brooks, Michael, Leslie, Nancy, Anna, Chayo, Kathleen, Richard, Anastasia, Mara, Devi Ja, Leah, Sharon, Peter, Steve, Ken, Joe, Lee, Patrick, Rosemary, Janet, Duncan, Jim, Cary, Michael, Phyllis, Robin, Michelle, Paula, Marlys, Bridget, Mark, David, Donna, Laura, Ann, Barbara, Shannon, Mabel, Bob, Matt, Sandy, Gina, Michael, Keith, Amy, Laura, Carmen, Patricia, Ed, Andrew, Clay, Denise, Jana, Lou, Deborah, Cheryl, Megan, Feather, Madu and friends, Derek, Soonyana, Gary, Ben, Chris, Colin, Apple Tree Morris Dancers
This recording is the template for a vast project that I have dreamnt of: conducting huge ensembles of rhythmic musicians who all know the same calls, grooves, and breaks. I invite you to contact me if you are interested in this project!