He has studied with a number
of fine drum and African music teachers including Arthur Hull,
Johnny Scovel, Abdouli Diakate, members of Conjunto Folklorico
Nacional de Cuba, Dumisani Maraire, John Amira, Babatunde Olatunji,
& Titos Sompa. Don has recorded works with The Small Village
Drum Ensemble, Babatunde Olatunji, the jazz fusion group Eyelevel,
and The Dandaro Marimba Ensemble.
Don Davidson brings
the same depth of passion and commitment to drum circle
training events that make his courses in drum music
of the African Diaspora at the University of California
at Santa Cruz and his work as a performing musician
As a facilitator
with Village Music Circles since 1987, Don has led communities
as diverse as Smithsonian Magazine, Motorola, Hewlett
Packard, Rutgers University, and the Boys Scouts of
America to the joy and power of drumming.
|Don is a founding
member of Dandaro Marimba Ensemble, performing
traditional and contemporary music of Africa. He also
performs traditional music of Haiti and has served as
lead drummer and musical director with San Francisco's
Group Petit La Croix.
Don has completed
training in Neuro-Linguistic Programming through
NLP University at the Practitioner, Master-Practitioner and
Training levels with a special emphasis in business and organizational
development. He has completed training in Ericksonian hypnosis
through Pace Personal Development and NLP University. With
Don’s breadth of knowledge in music, culture and psychology,
coupled with his expertise and love of drumming, he brings
tremendous fun and transformative learning to communities
of all kinds.