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Ahmed, Mustafa Khaliq / Son Of The Drum Song
Album:Son Of The Drum Song Collection:World
Artist:Ahmed, Mustafa Khaliq Added:08/2019
Label:Chaos Music 

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2019-08-13 
Reviewed: 2019-08-05
Genre: World
FCCs: none
Review: On this beautifully recorded album the melodic qualities of drums and percussive instruments are on full display by Mustafa Ahmed, sometimes leading, sometimes weaving their way through other melodies, but never, ever, only keeping time.
If You Like: Geoffrey Oryema, Fema Kuti, Bob Zander
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
**1/ At The Temple (2:39) – percussion starts> uptempo jam with trumpet & flute> slow fade
*2/ The 41st (5:24) – flute/synth starts with a big flourish> uptempo space jam> shits to midtempo celestial jam & fades
3/ Destination (5:22) – synth starts slow & quiet & builds in volume> slow jam builds to midtempo> slows to fade
4/ Backyard Jam (3:52) – guitar starts loud, slow, & slinky> midtempo jam> percussion jam> quick fade
**5/ On The Dance Floor (3:25) – percussion jam starts fast> fast jam with spacey synths> slow fade
*6/ The Haitian (7:25) – deep synth/drums start> uptempo jam with expansive synth washes> slow fade
*7/ See, Know, Love, Praise (3:23) – synth starts> fast off-kilter jam with flute out front> quick stop
**8/ Mustafa’s Guan Guan Co (2:39) – percussion starts> midtempo funky jam> melody shift> slows to fade on synth notes
9/ Movers and Shakers (1:31) – drum notes starts slow & quiet> fade
10/ Djembe Jam (1:21) – lightning fast percussion jam> quick stop
*11/ In The Beginning (9:42) –synth starts with celestial vibe> slow space jam slowly evolves & shifts> fade
**12/ Happy Birthday Nelson (2:06) – percussion starts> uptempo jam with high-life groove> quick stop
13/ Symbols (0:56) – bass starts> short bass/percussion duet> quick stop

Track Listing
1.At The Temple 7.See, Know, Love, Praise
2.The 41st 8.Mustafa's Guan Guan Co
3.Destination 9.Movers And Shakers
4.Backyaed Jam 10.Djembe Jam
5.On The Dance Floor 11.In The Beginning
6.The Haitian 12.Happy Birthday Nelson
 13.Symbols