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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2. Superdee High
3. Having Such Fun
4. Three Toed Sloth
6. No Matter Who
8. This Old Pan
9. Dinosaur Rumba
10. Samba Lesson
11. Kitchen Samba
12. NEW VERSION! No Matter Who (Internet only - Not on full album)
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Rick Bausman - Congacycle - Full Album
LISTEN TO SOUND SAMPLES (MP3 files)
Congacycle Notes Explainations to go with all of the songs on the recording. Images from the CD cover.