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 Peter Joseph Burtt, a lifelong Drummer, draws from many sources and chronicles the three years that he spent living and studying with master musicians of Africa. Much of his music is played on traditional instruments like the 21 stringed kora and the Mbira, or thumb piano. Burtt was a graduate student in San Francisco studying creative writing, spoken word, and African drum and folklore when he began looking to cultures that maintain oral histories for connections between rhythm, music, and the spoken word. Upon discovering the melodious music of the Mbira and the corresponding poetry of the Shona, he left at once for Zimbabwe, then Ghana, and the Gambia, staying long in each place, living and moving within the society of the traditional musician, expanding his musical vision.