Mickey Hart — Innovators In Music
Alongside his work of nearly 30 years as a drummer with iconic rock band the Grateful Dead, MICKEY HART has flourished as a solo artist, bandleader and author. As half of the percussion tandem known as the Rhythm Devils, Mickey and Bill Kreutzmann transcended the conventions of rock drumming.
Their extended polyrhythmic excursions were highlights of Grateful Dead shows, introducing the band’s audience to an ever-growing arsenal of percussion instruments from around the world. Exposure to these exotic sounds fuelled Mickey’s desire to learn about the various cultures that produced them.
INNOVATORS IN MUSIC was fortunate to spend the better part of two days at Mickey’s home and studio in a remote area of northern California in this exclusive documentary. Previously aired on Bravo Canada and the Documentary Channel.
> Mickey’s tour of his instruments
> Interview with Zakir Hussein
> Interview with Sikiuru Adepoju
> Music Extras: Obama Rap, The Ballophone Jam, The Beast Jam