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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Drumming Culture With A Difference


Vibrating like the drums he beats, I met Albert (seated, bottom left) within the corridors of a recording studio while we were practising for the 60s Reunion Concert.

Albert, who started off with the October Cherries in 1968, was in his last band Culture Vulture in the 90s. The group has recordings and one song, "Merry Christmas, Singapore," is still being played over the local radio stations.

Besides his ethnic-fusion sounds and international exposure Albert uses drums to help patients in the most natural and imaginative way. Read Albert's own website as he explains what it all means in an interview with CNAs Susan Jung at http://www.culturevulture.per.sg/

Mine is another successful venture to find out what former band members are doing.

Image: Louis Albert Collection.

1 comment:

rogerpoh said...

There is something magical in the way the drum quickens the pulse AND the imagination. A promising field for medical researchers here.