Preface to God

by Spirit

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Spirit speaks through the drum. Here he plays gongs, bells, rain stick, singing bowl, donno (West African talking drum), sheet metal, rachet, cymbals, & rototom, as well as his modified trap kit. “First of all, my thing is spiritual. Every human has a spirit – without it you’re dead – so your spirit is what I’m dealing with. Each note I play represents a certain message, so it depends on where I put the beat, on how I hit the drum that makes you respond to a certain thing. For me it’s a religious matter. Drumming goes with my religion. Drumming is a language – this language belongs to my religion. So, every time you see me walking, you see a religious person walking with a spirit. Everybody’s got spirit. Wherever you are, you’re a spirit of your own. So you have to find out about your spirit and make sure it gets on with other people’s spirits. That’s what happens when I play music with people.”
-Kwasi Asare Adae Senior drummer, Akonedi Shrine, Larte

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released June 1, 2002

Spirit - drums/percussion

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Edgetone Records San Francisco, California

Edgetone Records was founded by musician/producer, Rent Romus. The label took shape in 1991 to support his group’s original jazz recordings. After being on a long hiatus Rent re-opened Edgetone in January 2000 and expanded it to support new music crossing the genre boundaries specifically for D.I.Y. (do it yourself) artists looking for a ground base and community label identity. ... more

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