Friends of Rhythmweb:
Visit her website: http://LayneRedmond.com
I wish I had a big giant photograph
to put up here of Layne Redmond, but she has probably the fewest available
photographs of any major percussionist on the Web..
We met her in the Yahoo Frame Drummer
group in about 2001, and have since enjoyed corresponding with her on
various occassions. Layne has always been very kind to us here at Rhythmweb,
supportive of our pupose, friendly and helpful. She is very much into
her work, travels extensively, and lately, she has been traveling to
Brazil and studying Northern Brazilian musics. It was Layne who turned
us on to Bumba Meu Boi, the frame
drumming ritual they do in (the state of) Maranhao.
Listen to the Layne
Redmond and Tommy Brunjes recording (in Real audio) of
We attended one of their afternoon
tamborine drumming workshops when it came through Dallas, and we met
up with her briefly at PASIC 2000. Her website is full of recollections
from her travels, links, and so on, and her complete collection of works
is available there. Definitely worth a visit. She is a member of the
group at Yahoo .