Drum Am­bas­sador Award

Steve White

Rhythm - - FEATURE -

This award recog­nises an out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tion to the rhyth­mic com­mu­nity that raised a deeper aware­ness of drums and drum­ming amongst drum­mers and non-drum­mers alike. This year saw the re­lease of the fan­tas­tic four-part doc­u­men­tary, The ArtOfDrum­ming, with Steve White act­ing as the nar­ra­tor and se­ries con­sul­tant, along­side stars in­clud­ing Gin­ger Baker, Steve Gadd and Hal Blaine.

White’s deep knowl­edge of drum­ming his­tory, and his ded­i­ca­tion to ac­knowl­edg­ing the greats, re­sulted in an in­sight­ful look into the world of rock ’n’ roll drum­ming and be­yond, from the iconic grooves to the le­gends and un­sung he­roes of the in­stru­ment.

“Drum­ming is a beau­ti­ful art,” Steve told Rhythm prior to the premiere. “It’s a pas­sion, it’s a re­li­gion, it’s fun. It’s all of those things and more and I’m de­lighted to have been part of such a won­der­ful cel­e­bra­tion of the art of the drum­mer.” There’s no more de­serv­ing a win­ner of this award than Steve White, and if you’re yet to watch TheArt OfDrum­ming, you’re truly miss­ing out.

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