June 16, 1999
The Outback, Australia
Uluru (Ayers Rock) - Considered the largest monolith in the world, Uluru rises 348 m (1143 ft) from the surrounding red desert floor and has a circumference of about 9 km (6 mi)-- it can be seen from the moon.
Also from Will:
CD+DVD Album: "Native Lands"
1. Afro Blue
5. Ancient One First Born
10. Three Card Molly
14. Native Lands
15. Echoes of Elvin
Visit the Native Lands Page
CD Album: "The Chair in the Doorway"
"The Chair in the Doorway"
1. Burned Bridges
2. The Chair
4. Young Man
6. Behind The Sun
7. Bless Those
8. Hard Times
9. Taught Me
10. Out Of Mind
11. Not Tomorrow
Official Living Colour
Note: Audio samples are indicated in brackets to the right of some tracks. Samples are available in the following formats:
During the past 2 years, I've traveled throughout Central and South America, Asia and Australia. My general mission - to study the impact the drum has on culture and music in these particular regions. Although the drum's birthplace is Africa, its power has a significant impact on the world. From religious ceremonies in Bahia, meditation in Thailand, communication between Mayan tribes in the hills of Guatemala, to the driving rhythm behind "Punta Rock" in Belize. The power of the drum is vast in ageless time.
My discussions of culture, spirituality, and the healing power of the drum with many elders from different lands, inspired me to record this CD - the waves of the drum have truly touched everyone and everything.
Since this sacred instrument ("The Drum") is the past, present and future, I've decided to combine the organic sounds of acoustic drumming (in its origin) with the technology of the electronic drums (joined by a few guitar pedals and effects) to present you the listener with a sonic dictation of my travels.
My journey was simply a plethora of spiritual and musical knowledge, and much like the drum it's also continuous and timeless.
- Will Calhoun aka "The Hammer of A llah"
Close to Coast [wav(730 KB), Lo-MP3(200KB), Hi-MP3(460KB)]
Aborigine Today [wav(970 KB), Lo-MP3(260KB), Hi-MP3(600KB)]
Movement Celebration [wav(1.5MB), Lo-MP3(200KB), Hi-MP3(950KB)]
Chinese Japanese Secrets
African American Holocaust
Udu Suite [wav(1 MB), Lo-MP3(140KB), Hi-MP3(720KB)]
Inside the Mind of the Negro
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