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Rhani Krija - The Universal Language of Rhythm

December 6, 2018

Aired Thursday, 6 December 2018, 9:00 AM EST / 6:00 AM PST

Rhani Krija - The Universal Language of Rhythm

Music is a universal language that connects people, nations and culture. The Drum is both a spiritual object and a tool to communicate information. It has a language all its own. One of the most powerful aspects of drumming is that it changes people’s consciousness. We can use drumming to boost our immune system and create and maintain physical, mental and spiritual health. Explore with us the power of rhythm and its ability to raise consciousness and unite humanity.

About the Guest: Rhani Krija

Percussionist, Rhani Krija, was born in Essaouira Morocco, in the heart of the Gnawa culture, in 1971. While in his teens, he began listening to traditionel musical styles from North Africa, which formed the foundation for the music he plays today. Well-known for his knowledge of and ability to play authentic Andalusian, Arabic, African and Latin rhythms, Rhani has become a highly sought-after, international percussionist.

Currently living in Germany, Rhani has spent the last couple of years recording some fine percussion samplers for major record Labels and performing around the world.

Rhani has been appearing,recording , touring and sharing the stage with : Sting, Dominic Miller, herbie hancock, Al Di Meola, Placido Domingo, Peter Gabriel, WDR Big Band, SWR Big Band, Annie Lennox, Klaus Doldinger, Vince Mendoza, BAP, Xavier Naidoo, sarah Connor, Herbert Grönemeyer, EMEL, Hindi Zahra, OUM, Max Mutzke , Martin Grubinger, Royal Symphonie Orchester of London, WDR Orchester, Züricher Kammerorchester and many others…