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Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: Drummer Muhtadi Thomas

Categories: Caribbean, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Arts & Culture, Film, Music

Geoffrey Philp features Trinidad multi-media artist Elspeth Duncan as she talks about the experience of working on a Leda Serene documentary about Master drummer Muhtadi Thomas: [1]“I asked him if he would open our filming session in the same way that he opens his drumming sessions, with his hands playing a prayer (for centering) on the drum skin. As we watched him do this, I felt drawn in…and there came a point where he and the drum merged, becoming one.”