Acknowledged as an accomplished world percussionist, composer and educator,
Pamela Lynn is building a successful career in the field of World Music. unique
and captivating sound was developed by fusing the interwoven sounds of West
African and Middle Eastern rhythms with her own contemporary style.
The concept of Freestyle Drumming evolved from a strong desire to share her
love of drumming with people of all ages. A natural sense of artistry enables
her to be a dynamic entertainer and an inspirational teacher.
Pamela's 2006 album is titled
Fearless and Feminine: A Voice of Intuitive
Rhythms. With intimacy, and a belief in the power of expression through rhythm,
Pamela Lynn has created a reflective collection of original compositions.
Blending traditional rhythms with powerful new arrangements, a rich and
intriguing voice emerges: bold yet vulnerable, confidant but questioning. From
energetic, complex drumming to sensitive, captivating vocals, Pamela explores
her story, her beliefs and her mystery. All instrumental and vocal performances
on this CD are by Pamela.
An instructional CD called,
Essential Rhythms for Personal Empowerment was
released early in 2006. Pamela designed the twenty energetic rhythms to inspire,
and encourage the listeners? natural creativity, and help them take their first
steps toward Freestyle Drumming. With the development of basic and more advanced
skill, the learning drummers have the ability to enjoy the positive physical and
emotional benefits of spontaneous rhythms.
While progressing with her own skills, Pamela has been inspired by many
respected performers and teachers: artists such as
Velez, Layne Redmond,
Mickey Hart and
Hossam Ramzy, and she did advanced training with internationally
renowned master facilitator, Arthur Hull. In addition, Pamela graduated from
Remo's HealthRHYTHMS Program conducted by Dr. Barry Bittman, Medical Research
Neurologist and Christine Stevens, Lecturer and Music Therapist.
Living on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, with her three daughters, Pamela
has always had an interest in music, dance and drumming. She also understands
and embraces issues facing women around the World, and expresses her concerns
through her music as well as being an active supporter of efforts to raise
awareness and address these issues.
On her latest CD,
: A Voice of Intuitive Rhythms, Pamela pledges a portion of her sales to Equality Now, an
organization devoted to help women in all nations achieve dignity, empowerment
and hope, the ability to be ?Fearless & Feminine?.
Fearless and Feminine: A Voice of Intuitive Rhythm was chosen to be the Official Soundtrack for an
upcoming Feature Documentary directed by Allison Sledge of Ali-Cat Productions
(USA). The working title is ' Visions Within A Dream' The Artistry of the World's Most Talented Female Drummers and Percussionists?.
Along with Pamela, Terri Lyne Carrington (Herbie Hancock), Camille Gainer,
Alessandra Belloni, Cindy Blackman (Lenny Kravitz), Valerie Naranjo (Saturday
Night Live), Marla Leigh, Judy Piazza, Caitlin Kalafus, and Gocoo, Japan's Magic
Taiko Drummers, and others, are involved in this exciting project.
Official Web Site: http://www.freestyledrumming.com