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The fourth book of my percussion book series "World Of Percussion" is out and in all specialist shops or online available! This time it's all about the world of the Djembé and West African rhythms!!
In this book you can learn 12 incomparably beautiful rhythms and listen to them on the accompanying CD.
Grab one and enjoy exploring the world of percussion!
I am really looking forward and am very honoured to be playing in the Pete York 70th Birthday Show in Circus Krone in Munich on the 7.11.2012!
Many legendary and great musicians will be performing, of course the birthday boy face-to-face: Pete York, whom I deeply adore and love! But also Eddie Hardin, Klaus Doldinger, Chris Thompson from "Manfred Mann's Earth Band", or Herman Rarebell from the "Scorpions"... and many more...!! So make sure you don't miss it!
This is a once in a lifetime event!! So I'm looking forward to seing you!!
I'm very happy the third book "World Of Percussion Cajón" of my percussion book series has been released!
Thank you very much for the many advance orders and the positive feedbacks!
Have fun and enjoy exploring the world of percussion and I hope to see you in one of my "World Of Percussion workshops" near you!
I cordially invite you to the first night of "Elektra" on Saturday, 25th of February 2012, 19.30 at the "Theaterkino" of the "Theater und Orchester Heidelberg". A production by Hans-Ulrich Becker with music from Viola Kramer.
Musicians: Claudia Renner (Vocals), Alexandra Lehmler (Saxophone), Katharina Gross (Bass), Ellen Mayer (Drums and E-Violin).
"Violence generates violence" ?!?
A thrilling performance with brilliant actors, music, lots of haze and blood... I'm looking forward to seing you!!
Saturday, 12th of November 2011, 7 p.m., I cordially invite you to the premiere of ballet director Kevin O'Days "I'm with the band" and the Kevin O'Day Ballet Company at the Nationaltheater Mannheim. This creation is more than just a Happy Birthday for O'Days 10th season at the Nationaltheater Mannheim. The jubilee production presents in addition to the outstanding, international dancers 10 brilliant musicians who play the vibrant-groovy World-Jazz music of the New Yorker composer John King! I'm very honoured and happy to be part. The premiere is also lined up in the context of the 13th Enjoy Jazz Festival Mannheim. Make sure you don't miss it!!
23rd of November 2011 in the Capitol in Mannheim is gonna be the premiere of Chako Habekost "Schäni B'Scherung" Weihnachts-Tour!!!
Together with pianist and musical director Pit Schönpflug I will accompany the entertaining and pre-x-massy-Caribbean cabaret-programme! I assure you it's worth coming!
You find all dates here:
I'm looking forward to seing you!
This is my new children's audiobook Lisa, die kleine Maus vom Emmichplatz und das Orchester. The story is about a little mouse who meets all the classical instruments of an orchestra. On Lisa's adventurous journey into the great world of music she experiences many exciting and funny things... you can get the CD on www.lisadiekleinemaus.de!
"Lisa, die kleine Maus vom Emmichplatz und das Orchester" by Ellen Mayer, narrator Uwe Topmann, produced by Ellen Mayer and Olaf Schönborn, for children 4 years +, 1 CD, 45 Min
Finally my Percussion-Books are out and everywhere on the market or online available! "World Of Percussion Conga" and "World Of Percussion Bongo"! Have fun and enjoy exploring the world of percussion!
I took part in the CARE Music Video! FRANK NIMSGERN feat. Jessica Wahls "Reach Out Your Hand". It's been a great pleasure and honour for me to support CARE and take part in the video! Take a look:
Together with my dear colleagues Patrick Metzger and David Anlauff I'll be doing a Clinic in the "Drumladen" in St. Leon-Rot on the 29th of March. We give you an insight of the rehearsals for the show "Die Nacht der Trommel" which we will present on the 15th of April in the Palatin in Wiesloch. We are looking forward to seing you there!
There's an interview about me in this month's edition of the magazine "STICKS"! If you don't want to miss it be quick, go and buy it and enjoy reading it!