The second DVD from Stanton Moore shows you how to blend simple ideas with the traditional Second Line to create a new approach to New Orleans drumming. The unique flavour of New Orleans has grown from the combination of African, European, Afro-Cuban and Afro-Haitian styles that are characteristic of this famously multi-cultural city.
On the 3-hour Groove Alchemy DVD, Stanton presents a historical overview of some of the most important drum grooves in history, showing the basic elements and conceptual development of each groove. He then shows you how to learn from the past and develop your own complete vocabulary for creating new funk grooves and patterns on the drumset. Starting with an in-depth study of the James Brown drummers (especially Clyde Stubblefield and Jabo Starks) and Joseph "Zigaboo" Modeliste of the Meters, Groove Alchemy goes far beyond a mere history lesson by applying Stanton's concepts for making your own playing more creative, musical, and funky.
Denai Moore was only a teenager when her music career began — plucked from an early open mic night, the exquisite shape and timbre of her voice met immediate adoration: her first single, ‘Blame’, played across Radio 1, 2 and 6 Music in the UK, and her debut EP brought a stunning appearance on Jools Holland. Her peers were desperate to collaborate. Her debut album, Elsewhere, was rapturously acclaimed. Still just 23, the last couple of years have provided an intense and sometimes painful period of growth for the Jamaican born, Stratford-raised Moore — an experience that she documents now with unflinching openness.