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“The little drum leader dictator” A story by young Yaya Diallo with his first drum group of boys in Mali in his book, a coming of age story for Yaya to discover how the ego can get in the way of progressing on the musician’s path and cultivating humility brings out the best in those we are responsible for. Every drum circle facilitator eventually realizes there is a process of pulling the ego back when leading drum circles so that self-entrainment of the circle members has the best chance of success.
Diallo, Yaya, and Mitchell Hall. The Healing Drum: African Wisdom Teachings. Rochester, VT: Destiny Books, 1989.