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To keep you feelin’ irie, Alfred Music Publishing expands its globe-trotting Drum Atlas series to include Drum Atlas: Jamaica.

Covering everything from nyabinghi (sacred drumming that accompanies vocal chanting and singing) to modern styles like ragga (played entirely on electronic equipment), Drum Atlas: Jamaica is an intuitive and fun way to learn the unique grooves of the world’s heaviest party music. Study techniques like the three-drop, the steppers beat, and the skank, and gain insights on the Rastafarian religion’s influence on the music.

You’ll also learn how to translate rhythms from traditional instruments, such as the rumba box and timbales, to the drum set. Includes CD featuring a full Jamaican-style band demonstrating all the examples and compositions shown in the book.

Drum Atlas: Jamaica is now available as a book and CD set for $16.95. Pick up your copy at a local music retail store, or buy it today at alfred.com/drums.