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Ancient Youth  

Ancient Youth

At the heart of Ancient Youth is a group of teen-agers who study and perform traditional music from Haiti, Cuba and Brazil under the direction of Rick Bausman, founder of Rhythm of Life, Inc. Rhythm of Life provides classes in ensemble drumming to groups of people of all ages and levels of ability, and these young students have achieved a high level of proficiency in a difficult genre through dedication and hard work.
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Congacycle  

Congacycle

Congacycle is a combination of the words "conga"and "bicycle". The image of this combination came to me one day while teaching conga technique to a group of teens and watching one of my students arrive on his bicycle. It occurred to me that drumming is an exhilerating experience also, not unlike riding a bike. Bicycle riding is a fast, fun way to get around, see new places and learn about the world. I have learned a lot about other people in far away places through my studies of drumming. Many of the rhythms I know have a special significance. By learning and performing these pieces, I increase my understanding of how others live and how different people perceive the world we share.
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Spin With The Bull  

Spin With The Bull

It has been a long term dream of mine to make a drum based recording and play all the parts: to give myself the opportunity to experiment and blend ideas, instruments, rhythms and traditions from the genre of African based drumming that I study and love. Spin With The Bull is my expression of this powerful and enriching style of music, and though I have taken some artistic liberties, for the most part, the rhythms presented here keep very close to the traditional versions I was taught by the masters from whom I have learned so much.
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Lead With Your Heart  

Lead With Your Heart

Lead With Your Heart is a 60 minute polyrhythmic adventure for yoga and meditation.
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