All Planet Studios "What's New..."


Dr. Emmett Miller invited to join production team,
and to conduct some of the interviews.

Here is a SAMPLE of Baba's wonderful Music:  CLICK HERE

And Here is Baba's Web Site:  CLICK HERE

To Visit Dr. Miller, CLICK HERE

                                            "Rhythm is the soul of life. The whole universe revolves in rhythm.
                                              Everything and every human action revolves in rhythm." - Olatunji 

                                                             Babatunde Olatunji is "Master of Drums," a virtuoso of West African
                                                  percussion. Born and raised in Nigeria, Olatunji was educated at Morehouse
                                                  College in Atlanta and the New York University Graduate School. At
                                                  Morehouse, he began performing informally, entertaining fellow students.
                                                  As the demand for his music increased, he entered the professional music

                                                  In 1959, Columbia Records released Olatunji's first album, Drums of
                                                  Passion, which became an unprecedented, worldwide smash hit. It was the
                                                  first album to bring genuine African music to Western ears, and it went on
                                                  to sell over five million copies. Olatunji has traveled the world for forty
                                                  years spreading his music and African culture. Thirty years ago, he founded
                                                  the Olatunji Center of African Culture in the heart of Harlem and he has
                                                  been a member of the faculties at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California
                                                  and the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York for almost 15 years. At
                                                  these institutions, as well as at innumerable workshops and festivals,
                                                  Olatunji continues to pursue his strong commitment to spreading
                                                  knowledge of African culture through the teaching of traditional drumming,
                                                  dancing, and chanting in classes for adults and young people. 

                                                  Olatunji received a Grammy Award in 1991 for his collaboration with
                                                  Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart on their Planet Drum album. In
                                                  addition, his composition "Jingo Lo Ba" has become a signature song for
                                                  the rock group Santana. Olatunji also has written scores for Broadway and
                                                  Hollywood productions, including the music for She's Gotta Have It, a film
                                                  by Spike Lee. 

                                                  In 1997, Chesky Records released love drum talk, which went on to be
                                                  nominated for the 1998 Grammy for Best World Music Album. On it,
                                                  Olatunji unleashes the rhythm of passion. Olatunji leads an ebullient
                                                  ensemble of guitarists, singers and, of course, percussionists through a series
                                                  of spirited meditations on the nature of love. Lust, kinship, sensuality,
                                                  courtship, and spirituality are the themes Olatunji uses to fuel his joyous,
                                                  infectious playing. 


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