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The following people contributed to the development of the Roots of Rhythm curriculum:
David Levine of the Percussion Marketing Council, Eric Jarvis and Susan Jauron of the International House of Blues Foundation, and Dr. Craig Woodson of Ethnomusic, Inc.

imgAdditionally, the following people contributed to this educational resource through interviews: Aisha Ali, Francis Awe, Cenk Ergun, Dr. Robert Garfias, Dr. Charlotte Heth, Souhail Kaspar, Kevin Locke, Olugbala Manns, Dr. Terry Miller, Leon Mobley, Johnny Mori, Benjamim Pereira, and Ann Briegleb Schuursma.

Several people and organizations supported the development of Roots of Rhythm: Gonçalo Luís Ramos de Oliveira of the Associação Pédexumbo, Julian Parnaby of Celestial Harmonies, Dr. Daniel Sheehy, Richard Burgess, Brian Anderson of Smithsonian Folkways, and Yasuhiro Kakigahara of Tokyo Concerts, Inc.

Music from the following artists and groups provided Audio Content: Ace Boogie, The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps., Dennis Delucia, Chalo Eduardo, Jeff Fiedler, Evelyn Glennie, Abhiman Kaushal, Fatty Koo, Bret Kuhn, Walt Mahovlich, the Panic Steel Drum Ensemble, Steve Smith, Stephen Webber, and Robin VanLear.

Several people and organizations supported the sound material in Roots of Rhythm: Alfred Music Publishing; Berklee Music; Hudson Music; Dr. Timothy Rice, Dr. Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje, and Donna Armstrong of the Department of Ethnomusicology at the University of California at Los Angeles; Dr. Daniel Sheehy and Richard Burgess of Smithsonian Folkways; John Vallier of the Ethnomusicology Archive; and Sony BMG Music Entertainment.

imgThe following persons/organizations graciously donated or licensed traditional tracks for Roots of Rhythm Audio Content: ARC Music International, Aisha Ali of Disks Araf, Celestial Harmonies, Dr. Terry Miller of The Center for the Study of World Musics, Leon Mobley, Smithsonian Folkways & the Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies at the Smithsonian Institution, and the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive.

Several people provided photographs for Roots of Rhythm: Ace Boogie, Kelvin Cadiz, DJ Drama, DJ Simplee, Chalo Eduardo, Abhiman Kaushal, Walt Mahovlich, Nhkruma Potts, Story Rhinehart, Errol "Fats" Smith, and Dr. Craig Woodson.

Finally, Tommy Wiggins worked tirelessly as recording engineer on the Roots of Rhythm Audio Content and Sara Woodson and Theo Woodson assisted with photography.