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TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART 1: OVERVIEW
1. About the Author
2. Introduction
3. Notation Symbols
PART 2: AFRO-JAMAICAN DRUMMING
THE RHYTHMS:

1. Kumina
2. Kumina Notation
3. Kumina Solo Notation
4. Nyabinghi
5. Nyabinghi Notation
6. Nyabinghi Solo Notation
7. Burru
8. Burru Notation
9. Tambu
10. Mabumba Notation
11. Mabumba break Notation
12. Shay Shay Notation
13. Shay Shay Break Notation
14. Salyoung Notation
15. Salyoung Break Notation
16. Ettu
17. Ettu Notation
18. Nago
19. Nago Notation
20. Dinki Mini
21. Dinki Mini Notation
22. Gumbeh
23. Gumbeh Notation
24. Revival
25. Revival Notation
26. Revival Low Drum Variations Notation
27. Revival High Drum Solos
Notation
28. Jonkunnu
29. Jonkunnu Notation
30. Bruckins
31. Bruckins Notation
32. Maypole
33. Maypole Notation
34. Wake
35. Wake Notation
36. Coromanti
37. Coromanti Notation
38. Mento
39. Mento Notation
PART 3: INDO-JAMAICAN DRUMMING
THE RHYTHMS:

1. Keharwa
2. Keharwa notation
3. Bhajani
4. Bhajani notation
5. Dadra
6. Dadra notation
7. Poonam
8. Poonam notation
9. Adha Tintal
10. Adha Tintal notation
PART 3: APPENDIX
1. Appendix1: Jamaican drumming resources
2. Appendix2: Map of Jamaica showing main drumming areas


SPIRITUAL DRUMMING

Jamaica's Africanand Indian Musical Heritage

Written by Maroghini

maroghini spiritual drumming

To many, Jamaica is synonymous with sun, sand, sea and Reggae.

However, one of this country's best kept secrets is its rich drumming tradition.

Armed with pen, paper and an indepth knowledge of the total art of Jamaican and World Percussion, this writer has embarked upon the mission of revealing to the world that Jamaica is a repository of some of the most EARTH SHATTERING drum rhythms on this planet.

This book provides a brief introduction to these rhythms along with their transcription.

For those interested in doing research or having a first-hand experience a guide map showing the principal areas of drumming activity is also included.

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ANCIENT DRUMMING SECRETS
An exploration of the esoteric side of drumming----- condonble, shamanism, drumming trance, drummimg and the psychic, kongo-based religions, jamaican drumming, afro-jamaican religions, lukimi(lucumi), afro-jamaican drumming, african retentions in Jamaica, jamaican percussion, nyabingi(nyabinghi), lucimi, vodoun drums, abakwa, vodou drum rhythms, Indo-jamaican drumming, Tablas, Dholaks, Tassa, afro-jamaican drumming and percussion plus afro-jamaican drumming notation

The drum lives

The shaman goes about healing with drums

Vodoun drums echo vodou drum rhythms

nyabingi drumming resounds throughout the hills and valleys of Jamaica

a Jamaican drumming jamaican drums and jamaican percussion as

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afro-jamaican drumming and percussion pervade the African retentions in Jamaica

drums like the kbandu and playing kyas guide afro-jamaican religions such as kumina

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The influence of the yoruba and kongo- based religions is unsurpassed in contemporary music

The drum lives on in ska, rock steady, salsa, samba, zouk ,Jamaican folk music

The drum lives

A revelation of drumming secrets of jamaican drums, reggae percussion, Tablas, Dholak, Tassa, Abakwa, palo, condonble, macumba, lucimi, santeria

The drum lives