April 10, 2003

Babatunde Olatunji

Diabetes finally took Olatunji's life on Sunday. I somehow didn't manage to ever be in the presence of the man on the few times he visited Seattle when I was clued in to the hand drumming community. My teachers had all worked with him to varying degrees, and the impression I got from them was that there was not a kinder more gentle teacher of African hand drumming traditions.

Washington Post Obituary

(via Boing Boing where there's more links including some sound samples)

Posted by jeffy at April 10, 2003 03:36 PM
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