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Published: 2013/04/22

Mickey Hart Reunites Planet Drum

Photo via Mickey Hart’s Facebook page

Mickey Hart’s Planet Drum reunited on Saturday night. The performance featured surviving Planet Drum members Hart, Giovanni Hidalgo, Sikiru Adepoju and Zakir Hussain.

The influential world music collective made a surprise appearance at Berkeley, CA’s Ashkenaz on Saturday to celebrate what would have been Baba Olatunji’s 85th birthday. The evening’s announced lineup featured Giovanni Hidalgo, Sikiru Adepoju, African Showboyz, Rhythm Village and others. Planet Drum won the first Grammy for Grammy Award for Best World Music Album.

Hart is currently working on a new album with his Mickey Hart Band. The release will include a few new songs co-written by Robert Hunter. Click here to hear the new Hunter/Hart song “The Sermon.”

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