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Born in Nigeria, Onye Onyemaechi is recognized around the world as a virtuoso of African music, drumming and dance. He brings the soul of Africa to create and teach a blend of the best of traditional culture and modern life. In The Drum: Voice of the Village, Onye tells the story of his own village where the drum was the heart of the people beating out the message of a new birth, mourning the passing of an ancestor, dancing the joy of new love. The drum was always vibrating, speaking the emotions that connected the people of the village with each other.