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Barrett Martin

Barrett Martin is an American drummer and composer who played with several prominent rock and jazz groups during the alternative music explosion of the 1990's, including Skin Yard, The Screaming Trees, Mad Season, Tuatara and REM. He was also a session musician in Los Angeles and has played on or produced over 50 albums to date, including solo albums and numerous film soundtracks. He holds bachelors and masters degrees in anthropology and music and is an adjunct faculty member in music at the University Of New Mexico, Santa Fe. He has traveled the world extensively, doing musical research and ethnomusicology projects in several different cultures, including the Garifuna drummers of Belize, Wolof drummers of Senegal, Ewe drummers of Ghana, Santeria drum priests of Cuba, Candomble drum priests of Brazil, the singing Shipibo shamans of the Peruvian Amazon, and other recording projects in Australia, New Zealand, and Jerusalem

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Santa Fe, NM

Willing to teach

Advanced students only.


University Of New Mexico, adjunct faculty in music dept.

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