Thursday, March 8, 2012

DREAM THEATER's MIKE MANGINI To Take Part In Q&A At 'A Drummer's Dream' Screening

Drummer Mike Mangini of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER will take part in a question-and-answer session after the Saturday, March 10 screening of the "A Drummer's Dream" film at the Boston Museum Of Fine Arts.

Featuring Nasyr Abdul Al-Khabyyr, Dennis Chambers, Kenwood Dennard, Horacio "El-Negro" Hernadez, Giovanni Hidalgo, Mike Mangini and Raul Rekow, "A Drummer's Dream" engages us with the rich music styles and influences that are as
dynamic as the performers themselves. We are lifted to another dimension as we connect to the powerful forces of nature embodied in the music of these master musicians. The creative and spiritual freedom of
expression these artists display is overwhelming — from Latin rhythms to the wildly original compositions of Kenwood Dennard. Rock, jazz, Latin fusion, soul — these master drummers have backed up the likes of Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Carlos Santana and now — each other.

At the center of the film is the warm-hearted Nasyr, and his musician friends who share their knowledge with forty students
for this incredible, unforgettable week of music and camaraderie. The
overriding philosophy of these musicians is driven by love, compassion
and joy of life. At the end of the film you will be tapping the rhythms
that live within us all and the positive energy these masters display
will continue to pulse through you for days to come.

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