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A Drummer's Dream
A DRUMMER'S DREAM
http://www.adrummersdream.com/
DIRECTED BY: John Walker  
FORMAT: USA, 2010, 85 min; HDCam, BluRay
LOGLINE: A rare and unique assembly of some of the greatest drummers in the world. Explosive talent, passion, humour and irresistible personality come together in a magical setting when seven diverse drummers create a profound and unforgettable experience. 

“AS JOYFUL AS IT IS PERCUSSIVE.”The Boston Globe
  • SHORT SYNOPSIS

    A rare and unique assembly of some of the greatest drummers in the world. Explosive talent, passion, humour and irresistible personality come together in a magical setting when seven diverse drummers create a profound and unforgettable experience. You’ve never seen drummers like this before!

  • LONG SYNOPSIS

    A rare and unique assembly of some of the greatest drummers in the world. Explosive talent, passion, humour and irresistible personality come together in a magical setting when seven diverse drummers create a profound and unforgettable experience. You’ve never seen drummers like this before!

    Featuring Nasyr Abdul Al-Khabyyr, Dennis Chambers, Kenwood Dennard, Horacio “El-Negro” Hernadez, Giovanni Hidalgo, Mike Mangini and Raul Rekow, the film engages us with the rich music styles and influences that are as dynamic as the performers themselves. We are lifted to another dimension as we connect to the powerful forces of nature embodied in the music of these master musicians. The creative and spiritual freedom of expression these artists display is overwhelming – from Latin rhythms to the wildly original compositions of Kenwood Dennard. Rock, jazz, Latin fusion, soul – these master drummers have backed up the likes of Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Carlos Santana and now – each other.

    At the center of the film is the warm-hearted Nasyr, and his musician friends who share their knowledge with forty students for this incredible, unforgettable week of music and camaraderie. The overriding philosophy of these musicians is driven by love, compassion and joy of life. At the end of the film you will be tapping the rhythms that live within us all and the positive energy these masters display will continue to pulse through you for days to come. A rare and unique assembly of some of the greatest drummers in the world. Explosive talent, passion, humour and irresistible personality come together in a magical setting when seven diverse drummers create a profound and unforgettable experience.

  • TRAILER

  • REVIEWS

    "The most pleasant surprise here isn't watching these masters perform their craft - though it is quite a treat - but rather how eloquent and thoughtful they are when discussing it."
    - Michael Nordine, LA WEEKLY

  • "In A Drummer's Dream, the prevailing feeling is childlike joy."
    - Stan Hall, THE OREGONIAN

  • "John Walker's documentary about an Ontario summer camp for young drummers is as joyful as it is percussive."
    - Mark Feeney, THE BOSTON GLOBE

  • "Drummers are supremely essential for expressing life... a drummer's passion and fire propels us to go into the stratosphere..."
    - Carlos Santana

  • "A Drummer's Dream isn't really about drumming, but about joy and self-expression"
    - Guy Dixon, THE GLOBE AND MAIL

  • "This movie is not to be missed."
    – Brian D. Johnson, MACLEANS MAGAZINE

  • "You won’t be able to keep from tapping your foot."
      – Glenn Sunni, NOW MAGAZINE "

  • " A gem that the entire family can enjoy and will inspire any current drummer or anyone at all who wants to learn how to beat those big wood sticks"
    - Jim Bunzell, TWINS CITIES DAILY PLANET

    "Anyone interested in percussion should see this documentary about some of the world's best drummers coming together for a camp in an idyllic setting"
    -Erik McClanahan, VITA.MN

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