The landmark Planet Drum recording earned the first World Music Grammy, spent 26 weeks at #1 on the Billboard charts & the band, comprised of Mickey Hart, Zakir Hussain, Vikku Vinayakram, Babatunde Olatunji, Sikiru Adepoju, Airto Moreira, Flora Purim and Giovanni Hidalgo toured the world, performing for sold out crowds.
The music of Planet Drum transcended sonic and cultural boundaries and is as relevant today as it was over two decades ago.
The anniversary edition includes three new tracks – “Sea of Showers,” “Throat Games,” and “The Spot,” with additional arrangement and composition by longtime collaborator Zakir Hussain. “Sea of Showers” features Flora Purim and Babatunde Olatunji singing over a rhythm base that includes sounds ranging from a bullroarer to chimes. “Throat Games” is an all-globe scat-a-thon and “The Spot” is a sonic homage to the water gods.