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Munyungo Jackson... A Legendary Drummer, Composer, Band Leader and Book Author

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Los Angeles, CA
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Percussionist, Composer, Band Leader and Book Author
How did you hear about the Jazz Network? Please give full name of contact
Karen Briggs
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About Munyungo

What does Miles Davis, the Zawinul Syndicate, Stevie Wonder, Dianne Reeves, Herbie Hancock's Headhunters and dozens of others, including numerous ethnic music and dance troupes all have in common?

Well other than great music, they have all called upon the talents of Munyungo Jackson to drum with them.

Munyungo was born in Los Angeles, into creative surroundings: his parents, Arthur Jackson Jr. and Genie Jackson, both maintained various involvements in music, dance and writing, and Munyungo is the nephew of the legendary jazz, pop and blues singer and pianist Nellie Lutcher.

Munyungo’s childhood passion for the timbales was only the beginning. He made the natural progression to congas, bongos, bells, triangles, bell trees and beyond. Subsequently, he met and worked with traditional drummers from Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, China and Japan, resulting in a collection of over four hundred percussion instruments and drums from all over the world—all of which he plays proficiently.

That name? On several occasions, Munyungo has performed with some players from Africa and the Caribbean, who would shout “Munyungo!” (which is a Zulu word meaning “door”) to cheer him on as he played—and it wasn’t long before the word attached to him as a nickname.

Munyungo also leads his own band, "Jungle Book",” in presenting traditional performances, which often include dancers. In addition, he conducts local drum clinics in which he teaches the rudiments of ethnic percussion to aspiring professionals of all ages and levels.

Aside from his drumming Munyungo has also published a book!

D. Munyungo Jackson’s "The Nu Naybahood Funetic Ebonic Dictionary", is a tongue-in-cheek look at the many ways this language has seeped into American culture. Ebonics is the African American linguistic way of putting our fingerprint on the King’s English.

This book gives us a keener insight into Ebonics. This book is a collection of words and terms that we use everyday. Some old, many new. Some of these words are actually 2 or 3 words put together, but the way some of us speak, they sound like one word. For example, "WAOUNCHU," translates as "Why don’t you--"
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At 3:24am on September 13, 2009, Karen Briggs, Violin Soul-o-ist said…
Always an honor to work with you!
At 7:20pm on September 3, 2008, Terry Landry said…
Sup, my brother! How you been?
At 1:09am on July 7, 2008, Mitchell Long said…
Munyungo, where you been? I miss you and we have to play two pandeiros again soon, that was so fun!!!

My best to you my friend, Mitchell
At 12:07am on June 25, 2008, Karen Briggs, Violin Soul-o-ist said…
Got drums???
At 12:37pm on May 19, 2008, Marlon "Wildbill" Curry said…
Met you in L.A. I was playing with the artist KEM. Will be coming to the Grove on June 14th. Hope to see you there.
At 10:40pm on March 31, 2008, Larry Nash said…
Darryl "Munyungo" Jackson, There are plenty of Co-Real Artist on this highway. I just got on the highway and the ride is very colorful with sounds and scenery. We enjoyed playing the Watts Festival last year. Brought beautiful memories in that we the Jazz Symphonics played the 2nd Annual Watts Festival with Sonship, Tony Poingsett, Herman Burns, James Morgan, Anthony Tolbert and myself. Believe it, It heals the community every year. Keep healing my brother. Luv ya, Nash, The whole note
At 3:02am on March 13, 2008, Karen Briggs, Violin Soul-o-ist said…
Hey Now!
Just wanted to thank you again for that gig tonight.
I had fun and it was an interesting party.
Always an honor!
God Bless!
At 12:52am on March 11, 2008, Ava DuPree said…
Munyungo, Thanks for lettin' me in! Got some new toys. Larry W. said you were a good choice to show me how to best use them... :)
At 5:06am on March 4, 2008, Petra Caramela said…
hmmm.. ha! lost all words, just wanna dance :o) tks!lyricist p
At 11:36am on March 1, 2008, billy hall said…
that is so hot..loving it...just stop to say hello...dude you are happening...much love your way....peace and blue skys...

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