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Caribbean Music with a New Voice

Summer seems to be mostly taking the year off.  That’s why it’s more important than ever to get out and hear some great, sunny Caribbean music.

 

I’ve got three public events this week for you to do just that!

 

I’m performing tonight at the Sorrento Hotel in downtown Seattle for their weekly block party. I’ll be there again in August and September.  I’ll play a solo show from 5pm to 7pm, but today I’ll also be joined by Brianna, my talented new backup…

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Added by Ian Dobson (Drumworldtv) on July 15, 2011 at 6:09pm — No Comments

Four Steel Drummers Walk Into an Irish Bar

Summer is almost here officially and warm breezes are finally (and I do mean FINALLY) blowing in,  just in time for Solstice. The calendar is filling up with a variety of public events for all age groups.

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Added by Ian Dobson (Drumworldtv) on June 9, 2011 at 6:59pm — No Comments

Caribbean Music and Caribbean Prizes

 

The sun has come out in Seattle just in time for our Caribbean concert down at Green River Community College tomorrow for their International Week.  It starts at 12 noon.  Please come out and join us! 

 

 

I have a number of public events this summer already, with two more great ones coming up at the beginning of June.  The first will be in Wenatchee and the second will be at the FREE 2nd Annual Marysville Healthy Communities Challenge Day, a fun-filled…

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Added by Ian Dobson (Drumworldtv) on May 19, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Steel Drums, Recycalypso, and Electric Cars

I just returned from some great musical adventures in Merida, Mexico this winter.  I hope to have the chance to blog about them soon.  At the moment though I am too busy with the summer season ramping up.  I’ve already had a bunch of great events in April.

 

At the end of April I took the entire 5-piece band out to Omak to present my Recycalypso lecture/workshop and then do a participatory show for Earth Day.  What a beautiful part of Washington!  We had a great time and made…

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Added by Ian Dobson (Drumworldtv) on May 19, 2011 at 6:50pm — No Comments

Caribbean Music and Caribbean Prizes

The sun came out in Seattle just in time for our Caribbean concert down at Green River Community College today to cap off their international week.  What a great group of students! 

 

I have a number of public events this summer already, with two more great ones coming up at the beginning of June.  The first will be in…

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Added by Ian Dobson (Drumworldtv) on May 19, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Steel Drums, Recycalypso, and Electric Cars

Good, chili spring to everyone!



 

I just returned from some great musical adventures in Merida, Mexico this winter.  I hope to have the chance to blog about them soon.  At the moment though I am too busy with the summer season ramping up.  I’ve already had a bunch of great events in April.…

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Added by Ian Dobson (Drumworldtv) on May 6, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Summer 2010 Musical Adventures

6/29/10

Island Time Oasis Begins

 

There hasn’t been a ton of sun this summer in the Northwest… so far…

 

But I am trying to provide the perfect solution!

 

Tomorrow we start “Island Time Oasis” at the sophisticated and elegant Willows Lodge, just across the street from Chateau Ste. Michelle winery in Woodinville, WA.

 

Our goal is to take our listeners away on a mid-week Caribbean escape.  We’ll do this every week through August…

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Added by Ian Dobson (Drumworldtv) on October 7, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Recycalypso Workshop at SVC Rocked!

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Added by Ian Dobson (Drumworldtv) on February 11, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Blog Posts from the High Seas--Musical Adventure on a Cruise Ship Fall/Winter 2009/2010

10/27/09

 

Hello Everyone!

 

Well, here it is at last, my music-travel blog.  I’ve been wanting to make this happen for years now.  I’m helping that this blog will help me to realize my life vision: to bring the world together in a small way through music and technology.  For all of you who love music and travel and are interested in creative new ways that we can use technology to break down barriers of distance and culture and enhance self-expression, this is the…

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Added by Ian Dobson (Drumworldtv) on January 30, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Skagit Valley College-Bust Out those Recycled Rhythms!

Hey Skagit Valley College,



Check out the Recycled Rhythms group and join in the music creation on line.



I hope this video inspires you to go out and find some recycled sounds, create some excellent music with those sounds, capture that music on video and/or audio, and post the files… Continue

Added by Ian Dobson (Drumworldtv) on January 16, 2010 at 1:30am — No Comments

Rhythm Trek forces you to walk before you run, but that's a good thing!

Ninan A sent me a youtube video that had a particular technique on it for playing double strokes. It seemed similar to the basic snare group technique. However, in reality it is a much more advanced technique. Very experienced percussion teachers like myself agree that there is a particular sequence of techniques to learn and master that will lead to the best technique. Each technique builds upon the last one. It is great to check out youtube videos on line, but try not to get ahead of… Continue

Added by Ian Dobson (Drumworldtv) on February 11, 2009 at 9:55pm — No Comments

Interlake Percussion Scores High at Solo Ensemble Competition

Both the upper class percussion ensemble and the 9th grade percussion ensemble did great at the Solo Ensemble Competition. Ceremonium earned a 1 and Dynamo earned a 1-. Solo entries did well also.

Great Job Interlake Percussion!

Added by Ian Dobson (Drumworldtv) on February 11, 2009 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Ninan A still in the lead for the prize, several days left if you want to try to catch up!

Here are the Expedition Points standings right now:

Student Name Expedition Points

Sean L 0
Patrick N 0
Jessica A 0
Alister L 5
David H 5
Shri N 5
Ninan A 9


The winner will be announced at the end of this week. There's still time to catch Ninan!

For guidance on how to get through the first 2 groups, talk to Ninan! He is an official guide for the expedition groups Snare Basics and Snare #2.

Added by Ian Dobson (Drumworldtv) on February 3, 2009 at 3:51pm — No Comments

Ninan Takes The Lead in Medals

Dateline-January 19th, 2009

Ninan A took the lead today in medals with his masterful performance of the platinum level of the single stroke four rudiment.

More competition details to be explained later in the week.

Added by Ian Dobson (Drumworldtv) on January 19, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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