In these strange days, when you think it can’t get any weirder, it does. Oteil Burbridge and Mike Finoia interview guests and discuss where we are today and where we go from here.
On this episode of Comes A Time, Weedie Braimah joins Oteil and Mike to talk about the 111 generations of drummers in his family, how the emotional articulation of rhythm has changed throughout the history of Africa and America, and Weedie’s new album, The Hands of Time, which was ranked #8 on Time Magazine’s list of the 10 best albums of 2021. A captivating storyteller, Weedie also tells the guys about how his parents met- a story that objectively confirms that he exists because of an undeniable love for music. Weedie shares valuable knowledge on rhythm from a generational perspective and discusses the “brilliancy behind havoc” in music.
Weedie Braimah is a djembist, composer, and producer from Ghana. The new voice of djembe music around the world, Weedie comes from a long lineage of drummers, and has been a performer, teacher, and preserver of African culture for over 30 years. His debut album was featured in Times Magazine as one of the top 10 albums of 2021, which he expresses deep gratitude for in this episode. Braimah has been able to collaborate with world-renowned artists such as Baaba Maal, Trombone Shorty, Pedrito Martinez, Oteil, and many other legendary musicians, and in this episode you’ll hear all about his life of rhythm.