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MP3 Tom Foote - Drum Like An Animal

African-inspired music the whole family will enjoy together

10 MP3 Songs in this album (31:06) !
Related styles: KIDS/FAMILY: Children''s Pop, WORLD: Afro-Pop

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Tom Foote’s debut CD, Drum Like An Animal has fun, upbeat original songs, African melodies and traditional rhythms layered under elements of world music, jazz, funk, R&B, and pop that will get you drumming, dancing, and singing along! With influences such as Peter Gabriel, Issa Bagayogo, Stevie Wonder and Putumayo Kids artists, Drum Like An Animal is infectious and great for all ages.

About the Songs:

Funga Alafia
Walk on the wild side with this cool, Peter Gabriel-style arrangement of a Liberian melody featuring the rhythm Fanga. You can dance or grab a drum and play along!

Drum Like An Animal
Inspired from the Malian rhythm Dansa, this original song is totally fun, has an infectious groove and was written for my daughter’s "pet" chimpanzee Monk-Monk.

Africa Oh Africa
My djembe teacher Moussa Traore heard this song and said, “This song is going to make you famous!” This catchy melody and dance beat, derived from the Malian rhythm Suku, is my way of honoring Africa, and its people.

This popular South African song, sung in choirs and churches around the world, has been rearranged and re-harmonized with a fun, dance groove and layered over Gahu, a social dance rhythm from Ghana.

With a strong Peter Gabriel influence, this melody from Guinea takes on a whole new vibe and features cracking djembe solos and interwoven keyboard lines.

This popular Ghanaian song has been remixed with a driving, upbeat Nigerian rhythm called Frekoba, slick keyboard hooks and a dance-style beat.

Kuku Ey
A popular rhythm and song from Guinea has a hypnotic arrangement that features Jim Donica''s very sweet, Jaco-style bass solo! The lyrics loosly translate to mean: Are you ready to play Kuku on your drum? Yes. Let’s play Kuku, tell your friends to play Kuku on the drum.

Ayiko Ayiko
This world-beat, calypso arrangement of one of my favorite Nigerian songs will have you on your feet and dancing. This is a great party song and features a rhythm called African Ibo.

Journey to Mali
Set behind the 9/8 rhythm Koreduga, my dream to visit Mali is put into song with all the people and cities to visit. With a Peter Gabriel vibe and Robert Duncan’s Isley Brothers keyboard solo in the middle—you will love it.

Dance All Day
Check out this world-beat, original dance tune with a Stevie Wonder clavinova feel that will get you shaking from side-to-side and throwing your hands in the air—this is a taste of what the next CD will sound like.

The Musicians:
Tom Foote: Lead Vocals, Djembe, Dunun, Drum Set, Balaphone, Percussion, Additional Keyboards, BGV''s
Robert Duncan: Keyboards, Lead Vocals, BGV''s
Kim "Kimmy Schwimmy" Duncan: BGV''s
Jim Donica: Bass Guitar
Dan "A''Maiye" Foote: Additional Percussion

About Tom Foote:
Born in Naples, Italy, Tom has traveled around the world and has enjoyed a professional career in drumming with a wide variety of tour, recording and studio experience with the likes of Evelyn "Champagne" King, Ray Choo (Alicia Keys) and Grammy Winner "Speech." He studied at Shepherd College (WV), Berklee College of Music (MA) and Drummer''s Collective (NYC). Versed in all styles of music, he teaches and plays in New England. Tom studies djembe with Malian master drummer Moussa Traore. With an innovative approach, his company RhythmKids has made African rhythms accessible to thousands upon thousands of people in the New England area.

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