Thursday, October 31, 2013

In memory of Layne Redmond

Layne Redmond (August 19, 1952 - October 28, 2013)

Wow. October has been a crazy month --> turns out that we lost another incredible drumming legend with the passing of Layne Redmond at the end of the month. The drumming world was already reeling from the passing on John Bergamo, and now to lose Layne also?

Again for me, I wasn't fortunate enough to ever met Layne or study with her. But she influenced so many in the hand drumming world, including many of my favorite players. She was especially focused on the healing properties of the drum and dedicated her life to researching it's healing properties. She authored the book When the Drummers Were Women.

Here's a great video by Layne, which highlights her life's work, take a moment to watch it and remember what a beautiful and influential person she was

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