A Drummer’s Dream

Sunday Sept 16
(USA / 2010 / directed by John Walker)
Unrated / 84 mins.
*Bard professor and jazz artist Thurman Barker will perform a set and intro the film. An homage to drummers everywhere, this event is not to be missed!
Explosive talent, passion, humour and irresistible personality come together in a magical setting when seven diverse drummers create a profound and unforgettable experience.
A rare and unique assembly of some of the greatest drummers in the world, the film features Nasyr Abdul Al-Khabyyr, Dennis Chambers, Kenwood Dennard, Horacio “El-Negro” Hernadez, Giovanni Hidalgo, Mike Mangini and Raul Rekow. The creative and spiritual freedom of expression these artists display is overwhelming – from Latin rhythms to the wildly original compositions of Kenwood Dennard. Rock, jazz, Latin fusion, soul – these master drummers have backed up the likes of Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Carlos Santana and now – each other. At the center of the film is the warm-hearted Nasyr, and his musician friends who share their knowledge with forty students for an incredible, unforgettable week of music and camaraderie. The overriding philosophy of these musicians is driven by love, compassion and joy of life. At the end of the film you will be tapping the rhythms that live within us all and the positive energy the musicians display will continue to pulse through you for days to come.
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