Saturday, 7 May 2011

Babatunde Olatunji - Drums of Passion The Invocation (1988)

Format: flac + cue + log
Genre: Folk, World
Release Date: 1988
Label: Rykodisc

This is the second new recording by percussion master Babatunde Olatunji for Mickey Hart's series "The World." In contrast to the preceding DRUMS OF PASSION: THE BEAT, which featured a modern rock-guitar sound lent by Carlos Santana, THE INVOCATION features eleven percussionists and seven vocalists in a work of rhythm and rapture. A review in Musician said of the album, "Its immense sound scalds you until you feel the humidity coming out of the ground....It resonates like a polyrhythmic high mass...."

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