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The Dragon Ritual Drummers make a special guest appearance on Eat My Pagan Ass podcast with host Luckylicious. Following the band's powerful performance at the Between The Worlds queer pagan men's gathering in southeastern Ohio in mid-September 2011, Lucky asks members Utu, Adrian, and Flint all about the group and their music. Listen and learn about the group's origins and inspirations (musical, magical, and spiritual), as well as their commitment to strengthening the brotherhood of men in paganism and their vision for a united global pagan community.

Dragon Ritual Drummers

Lucky's interview with this world-famous, chart-topping musical performance group touches on the need for men's mysteries and rights of passage, the role of voodoo and other Afro-Caribbean religions in the evolution of American music and culture, and the wonder and joy that comes from following your heart, living your rhythm, and dancing your soul.

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About the Dragon Ritual Drummers (Source: the group's website):

The Dragon Ritual Drummers [celebrated] their 10 year anniversary [in] 2010.  Based out of the Niagara Region, they began their journey as favorites in the pagan festival circuit in Ontario Canada.  They have since moved on to play at pagan festivals and large mainstream events all over North America.

The troupe is comprised of 6 members; Utu, Flint, Adrian, Drago, Naresh and Eion.  All members play a variety of instruments including tribal drums, string instruments, as well as brass and archaic reed instruments heard in the ancient hills and valleys of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.  Their music and performances are creative, intense and powerful.  They bring the audience to their feet dancing as they are swept away in the intense beat of music, inspired from around the world and through the ages.

The lore of the Dragon Ritual Drummers is attached to the entity from which they take their name, the mythical dragon spirit that resides in an ethereal cave at the brink of Niagara Falls.  The ancient serpent spirit was once revered by aboriginal inhabitants of the region but was eventually cast into a negative legacy by the conquering Iroquois nation.  The serpents legacy was one of obscurity for generations.  From the beginning the the Dragon Ritual Drummers reached out to awaken the ancient water dragon spirit, and the rest as they say is history in the making.  The Dragon Ritual Drummers attribute much of their success to the dragon spirit, achieving unprecedented success for their musical genres world wide.  Their interactive and critically acclaimed CD "The Epic: A Drum Opera" tells the story of the Niagara dragon from the ice age to modern times, all with drums and percussion along with beautiful illustrations.  They  currently are promoting their newest release "Temple of the Drum"

They have been featured in numerous mainstream and pagan media, have owned the #1 ranking on the Canadian MySpace music charts for the genres of "Afro-beat" and "Tropical", and are currently in the top 20 in the U.S. MySpace music charts, and ranked #1 for their genre of  World Music on Reverb Nation!

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Recorded September 16, 2011 + + Published September 24, 2011.

Featured Songs:

Hot Toddy - Temple of the Drum - Dragon Ritual Drummers

Fanga - Temple of the Drum - Dragon Ritual Drummers

Tuatha De Dannan - Temple of the Drum - Dragon Ritual Drummers

Shango - Tribal Magik - Dragon Ritual Drummers

Bamboula - Tribal Magik - Dragon Ritual Drummers

Mountain Mystery - Tribal Magik - Dragon Ritual Drummers

All songs copyright Dragon Ritual Drummers.

BUY THE ALBUMS: http://dragonritualdrummers.com/Cds.php

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Season 3, Episode 1 (EMPA#0032): Gods Bless America

Recorded NYC, July 4, 2010

Carmen Kickass and Luckylicious launch the third season of their hit pagan podcast, Eat My Pagan Ass. In this episode, Carmen and Lucky get into the spirit of the July 4 holiday and celebrate a pagan perspective on independence, freedom, liberation, and patriotism. Following the examples of the United States' founding fathers (and mothers), Carmen and Lucky take a stand against THE MAN, tyranny, oppression, and instead exercise their rights to freedom, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The astrological influences of Cancer are felt in this episode--security, pride in the home(land), and standing up for our young country in the face of critics. We meditate on mental or spiritual self-imprisonment and ways to embrace and practice freedom on many different levels of existence.


Lots of great patriotic music in this episode, too:

  • Lady Hope's Reel - American Fife Ensemble
  • Lovely Nancy - American Fife Ensemble
  • Federal Overture - Hesperus
  • American Life - Madonna
  • Freedom 90 - George Michael
  • Liberty Song - Sherrill Milnes and Jon Spong
  • Rickett's Hornpipe / Fisher's Hornpipe - Hesperus
  • Star Spangled Banner - Cactus Cuties

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Gummy Bear Porn

Podcasting from a trailer-park shack in the sky, Carmen and Lucky are on a gummy bear-induced sugar high, so their ADD is at its zenith. Editing has helped, but they're all over the map on this episode: obesity and thin obsession, Anna Wintour, Johnny Weir, tarot readings, listener emails, Carmen's birthday wishes, gummy bears as sex toys, 2010 Pisces Party shenanigans, did we mention Gummy Bears? Oh, and two very special announcements, including:

  • Wicca History Project: a new video series produced by EMPA Productions featuring Zan Fraser, author of A Briefe Historie of Wytches, now in filming and available soon on YouTube. Stay tuned!
  • Grannylicious, Lucky's somewhat mentally loose 93 year old grandmother (and a fierce witch -- one of the originals) is coming to town and is demanding to be on the podcast -- so look out for her.

Featured pagan musical artist: Glitterpussy, performing "Skinny" live (acoustic) at Starwood Festival 2009 - http://www.myspace.com/glitterpussy

Featured pagan artist: Logan G.

Logan's Drawing of Carmen & Lucky

Episode 27 recorded March 6, 2010, New York City, NY. Released March 24, 2010.

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