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Denys Vasyliev

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Drumming the World

PRESENTED ON AUG 27, 2016
IN ZAPORIZHZHYA @ VOL 2

Denys Vasyliev is a famous musician. Drums are his passion. His story is about his experience to discover other cultures via drums. He is travelling during the world and learning different drums. For him drums are the key for culture and rhythm is a way to understand all Universes. 

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Keep the Beat! Amanojaku - Japan's Avant Garde Taiko Ensemble

BY GREGORIO RABUÑAL
@ VOL 125 ON MAY 28, 2015

"When I see Amanojaku, what I see is a truly and perfectly Japanese interpretation of world music."

When Gregorio Rabuñal witnessed a travelling Japanese Taiko Drumming performance as a young boy living in Bueno Aries, Argentina, little did he know that the drumming seed had been planted in his mind. It was only later in life as a young man when the seed took root, eventually bringing him to Japan to study under one the Taiko world's greatest pioneers, the very one he had seen as a small boy.  

Enjoy Gregorio's journey into Taiko! 

This was Presentation of the Day on June 19th, 2015.

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Monk Drums

BY JOHN LAWEKA
@ VOL 11 ON OCT 10, 2015

John Laweka presents the work of Monk Drums, drums locally crafted by the hands of the desert dwelling monks of Chaparral, NM.

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How to find your own rhythm

BY DENYS VASYLIEV
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 20, 2016

Speaker Denys Vasyliev, leader of BarabanZA (a musical club) and guide in bureau of author's excursions, presents on how to find your own rhytm with ethnic drums. His main idea – everything in a Universe has its own rhythm. With music you can find your own and change your life for good.

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Two Color World

BY CHIYUN YEH
@ VOL 135 ON APR 27, 2016

In "Two Color World" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 135, Illustrator Chiyun Yeh explains the counterintuitive artistic freedom of restricting her work tools to just 2 color simple ballpoint pens to draw the beautiful people and places and share the imaginative stories inside her immediate world. 

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Hand Drumming Is Fun and Good for You

BY ANNALEA VERCHINSKY
@ VOL 10 ON FEB 28, 2017

Annalea Verchinsky talks about the benefits of hand drumming, which range from pure enjoyment to helping with relaxation, lowering blood pressure and reducing stress.

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Desolate Beauty: A Contemplation of the Desert

BY DAVID MORRISON
@ VOL 16 ON JUN 29, 2017

Contemplative writer David Morrison and Monk Drums (El Paso vol.11) creator Jacob Neria takes us on a journey of of sound, image, and spoken word celebrates a vision of desert spirituality.

As David explains, there is a beauty that can be experienced in the scarcity of desert if we come to it with contemplative eyes. The word, “contemplation,” in Latin, means to “gaze intently upon.” It’s possible to walk in desert landscapes and witness its emptiness until a stunning beauty arises. And further, this beauty begins to gaze into the beholder, and one is transformed forever. In the Irish language, “to contemplate,” means to place oneself at the “edge of waiting.” The desert is a liminal space on the edge of what’s familiar, and it draws and enchants those who dare to walk in its kenotic embrace.

The images are not professionally shot nature photos, but rather the simple snapshots of a lifelong desert walker. The haikus are not literary as much as they are experiential. Mary Oliver sums it up perfectly: "Every day I walk out into the world / to be dazzled, then to be reflective."

David Morrison and Jacob Neria are members of Desert Rain Community, a contemporary community of Christian contemplative monks located outside El Paso in Chaparral, NM.

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Drumming Around the World

BY ICHITARO WADAIKO
@ VOL 155 ON FEB 28, 2018

世界各地で2,000回以上の舞台を務めてきた和太鼓奏者の壱太郎さん。三味線や尺八、笛などの邦楽器にとどまらず、オーケストラやジャズ、ロックミュージシャンとのコラボレーションなど、精力的にステージをプロデュースし作曲、演奏しています。日本を代表するドラムパフォーマーの水曜日のプレゼンテーションそして演奏は、絶対見逃してはいけません!

Taiko performer, Mr. Ichitaro has performed over 2,000 times in various parts of the world. He has produced, composed and played in various collaborations not only with shamisen, shakuhachi, but also with flute and other Japanese music instruments, orchestras, jazz and rock musicians. 

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The Drum Is Everything

BY RAY QUINN
@ VOL 45 ON MAR 06, 2018

Not a fan of Van Halen? Neither is Ray Quinn.

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World of Adam

BY ADAM STOWER
@ VOL 30 ON MAY 02, 2018

Prolific author and illustrator Adam Stower, invites us in to his world of drawn imagination.