A Drummer's Dream


Scotiabank Theatre 4 Wed, May 2, 2018 3:30 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:Canada
Festival Info
Festival Year:2018
Program Category:Focus On John Walker
Film Subjects:Music & Musicians
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):John Walker
Producer(s):John Walker
Kent Martin
Editor(s):Jeff Warren
Writer(s):John Walker
Cinematography:Kent Nason
Nigel Markham
Composer:Jonathan Goldsmith
Dennis Chambers
Giovanni Hidalgo
Horacio El Negro" Hernandez
Sound:Alex Salter


Seven of the world's master drummers blow the roof off the barn and the ducks out of the water when they gather on a remote farm in Ontario cottage country to inspire young musicians to connect with the powerful rhythms of nature. Featuring Nasyr Abdul Al-Khabyyr, Dennis Chambers, Kenwood Dennard, Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez, Giovanni Hidalgo, Mike Mangini and Raul Rekow, the film dishes up a rich cultural stew of mind-blowing performances in rock, jazz, Latin, fusion and soul. They teach, joke, learn how to canoe, swap road stories about star musicians they've played with (musicians like Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Carlos Santana), and share profound musical philosophies driven by love, compassion and the joy of life. A transcendent final session with all of the drummers and students will leave you euphoric and exhilarated for days to come. Lynne Fernie

Additional Information

POV - "The POV Interview: John Walker, Part One."

POV - "The POV Interview: John Walker, Part Two."