Drumanola is an audio and visual recording project focusing on the documentation of 400 years of drumming in New Orleans.
On October 4 at Gasa Gasa (4920 Freret St.), Drumanola will present The Day of The Drum celebration. At 2 pm a historic photograph will be taken of the most famous drummers in the city. At 9:30 pm a live video/audio recording with members of Drumanola will commence.
This project showcases major types of music that have had a profound affect on the music of New Orleans and the world:
1. W. & Central African drumming
2. Cuban Drumming
3. Brazilian Drumming.
4. Haitian Drumming
5. New Orleans MardiGras Indian drumming
6. New Orleans Trap Drumming
Drumanola has brought all of these entities together to film and record the history of New Orleans drumming from Congo Square to the present.
Participatants include Bill Summers Jason Marsalis, Herlin Riley, Luther Gray, Curtis Pierre, Fan Fan , Alexei Marti, Judah Mason, Stanton Moore, Johnny Vidacovich, Uncle Bennie, Jones, Johnathan Bloom, Lamar Lablanc of the Soul Rebels and a host of other notables.
Bill Summers, The NUMM/Bilsum Music