Monday, April 21, 2008

Feynman's drumming and stories


Almost a year ago some friends showed me a peculiar cd that they got. It was the Safecraker suite: Drumming and storytelling. The cd was a collection of Richard Feynman's stories about how he managed to open the safes while he was at Los Alamos working in the nuclear bomb project. The stories alternate with drumming sessions featuring Feynman playing the bongos. To my surprise, track 3 contains a tune called Interaction by Three Quarks (Guatemala, Bongo Bash). It mimics the rhythm and acoustics of the native folkloric Guatemalan dances. It's really awesome!

Now I found this little video of him playing the bongos. Such a cool guy!



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