"My passion," says musician Wayne Omar Gilbertson,
"equals drones and drums. Rhythm, rhythm, rhythm. A sruti box and drum awakens me, and rhythms draw me in."
"Omar" Gilbertson is Americanistan's lead drummer, player of the mystical ney and rowdy zurna, and extraordinary
singer of chants.
playing passionate (and sometimes funny) music for belly dancers, Wayne also writes poetry and would like to share with
you his original composition "Fashionable New Ozone Hats," a lament featuring his vocals and drumming. This piece
was featured on KLCC radio's Northwest Passage show for Earth Day 2005.
Click here to hear "Fashionable New Ozone Hats"
Click here to see an informal video of a recent performance with Dunyah
"Temple Dancer" Original composition by Wayne "Omar" Gilbertson. Features Wayne's ney, chanting, and lyrics.
Inspired by the spiritual side of life and a tribute to all the "Temple Dancers."
Video of Wayne and Dunyah performing at "Bellydance Revival Show" March 24, 2012
Meanwhile, you can read these
All sound clips
copyright by Wayne Gilbertson, 2005.