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Kim Atkinson’s Speaking Of Rhythm Series, Vol 3: Djesse Muloumbo

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Clave Consciousness v2

Peter was responsible for:
Recording all instruments and all dialog, assisting in content development, advising on format, pacing, and product development of the full Speaking Of Rhythm series.

Speaking of Rhythm is a multi-volume set of instructional CDs covering a range of common ensemble dance rhythms from the Caribbean, Brazil and Africa. “During the lesson you and I play the patterns on conga drums, bells, sticks, and shakers and build up an entire ensemble rhythm with solo movements.”

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Dr. Karina Nielsen @ SSU

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Web Site Creation

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Client chose colors and provided content – Peter did the rest.

The Nielsen Lab is run by Dr. Karina Nielsen of Sonoma State University.
The website promotes and lists all research, publications and courses headed by Dr. Nielsen. The site also offers prospectives a glimpse into the lab and the professor as a way of managing expectation, and therefor, success. Additionally, there are links to other invaluable resources and websites related to Marine Biology.

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BornOfWomanFilms.com

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Web Site Creation

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Turning Art into a functional website.

BornOfWomanFilms.com is owned by writer and Film maker Kristi Moya. Her first film short “Edible” won 5 awards from around the world at these film festivals: Festival De Cannes, Maine, Reel Women, Sacramento, Mendocino. “Edible” illustrates the difference between ‘nourish’ and ‘consume’. This eloquent film articulates the impact our fundamental relationships can have on our life and our responsibility to the planet.

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Clave Consciousness, vol 2: Rumba Clave by Kim Atkinson

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Clave Consciousness : Rumba Clave

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Recording all instruments and dialog, content review and development, mixing, and mastering.

Clave Consciousness vol 2, Rumba Clave
This lesson and groove session is focused on Rumba clave and AbaCua Clave. These two intriguing patterns are found in many styles of world music today.

Kim Atkinson teaches you the patterns from the inside out: “We count and clap the patterns in different ways, and I show you two hand coordination and other exercises to get the feeling into your body. The lesson ends with 25 minutes of clave grooves at different tempos for you to play along with. If you are interested in clave in “6-8″ this is a great lesson for you.”

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Kim Atkinson’s Speaking Of Rhythm : Vol 6, Makuta

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Speaking Of Rhythm : Makuta

Peter was responsible for:
Recording all instruments and all dialog, assisting in content development, advising on format, pacing, and general product development of the entire Speaking Of Rhythm series.

Speaking of Rhythm is a multi-volume set of instructional CDs covering a range of common ensemble dance rhythms from the Caribbean, Brazil and Africa. During the lesson you and I play the patterns on conga drums, bells, sticks, and shakers and build up an entire ensemble rhythm with solo movements.

About the Rhythm: Makuta
“This arrangement of Afro Cuban Makuta comes to me from the late Cuban Master Drummer Regino Jimenez.” – Kim Atkinson

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Kim Atkinson’s Speaking Of Rhythm : Vol 5, Hi Life

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Speaking Of Rhythm : Hi Life

Peter was responsible for:
Recording all instruments and dialog, assisting in content development, advising on format, pacing, and the overal product development of the entire Speaking Of Rhythm series.

Speaking of Rhythm is a multi-volume set of instructional CDs covering a range of common ensemble dance rhythms from the Caribbean, Brazil and Africa. During the lesson you play along with the patterns on conga drums, bells, sticks, and shakers and build up an entire ensemble rhythm with solo movements.

About the Rhythm: HiLife
There are many styles of Highlife in Africa, with the center of the movements being in Ghana and Nigeria. It is an urban music form that is sung in several languages, sometimes within the same song. During the 1970′s in Nigeria, Highlife was supplanted by AfroBeat , a style created by Fela Kuti. Strictly speaking, Highlife is an ensemble based rhythm with the addition of guitars, horns, electric bass and singers.

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Kim Atkinson’s Speaking Of Rhythm : Vol 4, Yan Valu

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Speaking Of Rhythm : Yan Valu

Peter was responsible for:
Recording all instruments and all dialog, assisting in content development, advising on format, pacing, and general product development of the entire Speaking Of Rhythm series.

Speaking of Rhythm is a multi-volume set of instructional CDs covering a range of common ensemble dance rhythms from the Caribbean, Brazil and Africa. During the lesson you and I play the patterns on conga drums, bells, sticks, and shakers and build up an entire ensemble rhythm with solo movements.

About the Rhythm
Yan Valu is an Afro Haitian Rhythm and Dance which has become famous the world over through the work of such artists as Katherine Dunham and Jean Leon Destine’. Its elegant movements are a prayer to the Rainbow Serpent deity known in Haiti as Damballa. Its ancient origin is the region of Benin in West Africa. Some of the movements have been stylized and incorporated into Jazz dance in the US, particularly in New York City.

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Kim Atkinson’s Speaking Of Rhythm Series, Vol 2: Bembe

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Bembe

Peter was responsible for:
Recording all instruments and all dialog, assisting in content development, advising on format, pacing, and general product development of the entire Speaking Of Rhythm series.

About the Rhythm: Bembe
The Bembe rhythm we are playing here is a common AfroCuban music and dance form that has made its way into American music via Latin Jazz and Rock. The word “Bembe” means different things according to context. “A Bembe” is an AfroCuban religious ceremony where participants sing, dance, experience trance state, receive consultations, make offerings, etc. as part of the tradition known as Lukumi or Santeria.

Speaking of Rhythm
Speaking of Rhythm is an aural/oral system of teaching and learning music and is simply the best way to learn. It is the same way children learn language: listen, repeat, correct, repeat, listen. Learning becomes effortless, you retain what you speak and sing, enabling you to express these patterns on any instrument.

Each drum syllable is connected with a drum stroke and hand position, you learn the movements associated with each drum part. Speaking of Rhythm does not require reading or watching, only listen, repeat, listen, repeat, listen, repeat. You develop your ability to listen deeply, to make an accurate inner copy, and express with your voice and body.

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Speaking Of Rhythm, vol 1: Afoxé by Kim Atkinson

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Speaking Of Rhythm vol 1 Afoxe

Peter was responsible for:
Recording all instruments and all dialog, assisting in content development, advising on format, pacing, and general product development of the Speaking Of Rhythm series.

Speaking of Rhythm is a multi-volume set of instructional CDs covering a range of common ensemble dance rhythms from the Caribbean, Brazil and Africa. During the lesson you play along with the patterns on conga drums, bells, sticks, and shakers and build up an entire ensemble rhythm with solo movements.

You learn how to start each pattern, how it fits in time, and most importantly, how each pattern fits with the clave rhythm, the key to the puzzle of these African based rhythms.

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Clave Consciousness, vol 1: Son Clave by Kim Atkinson

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Clave Consciousness : Son Clave

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Recording all instruments and dialog, content review and development.

Clave Consciousness vol 1, Son Clave

by Kim Atkinson, is a multi-volume set of audio Cd lessons and groove sessions focusing on the key rhythmic patterns in African Diaspora music called clave patterns. As a musician or dancer, these are some of the most important, satisfying and useful patterns to master if you want to be fluent in drum language and contemporary world dance culture.

Volume One is a lesson in Son clave and twelve bell. Volume Two is a lesson in Rumba clave and AbaCua Clave. These basic patterns form the foundation of an immense body of music from around the world.

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