A Drummer's Dream
This film is not to be missed" – MACLEANS MAGAZINE
Top Ten Audience Favourite
Top Ten Canadian Films – VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL
FIPA d'or Grand Prize – INTERNATIONAL AUDIOVISUAL PROGRAMME FESTIVAL BIARRITZ, FRANCE
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.
Featuring Nasyr Abdul Al-Khabyyr, Dennis Chambers, Kenwood Dennard, Horacio “El-Negro” Hernandez, Giovanni Hidalgo, Mike Mangini and Raul Rekow, the film engages us with music styles and influences that are as dynamic as the performers themselves. The creative and spiritual freedom of expression they display is astounding – from Latin rhythms to the wildly original compositions of Kenwood Dennard.
At the centre of the film are the warm-hearted Nasyr and his musician friends, who share their knowledge with 40 students for this unforgettable week of music and camaraderie. The philosophy of these musicians is underscored by love, compassion and joy.
Directed and Written by: John Walker
Produced by: Kent Martin, John Walker,
John Walker Productions and the National Film Board of Canada
Editor: Jeff Warren
Cinematography: Nigel Markham, Kent Nason
Sound and Sound Design: Alex Salter
Location Manager: Candice Desormeaux
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