Mallet percussion and disabilities
I am about to embark on the dissertation stage of my Ethnomusicology PhD program and my topic will be within the realm of music and disability studies (I know what you're thinking Tony, we just were talking about my other topic a few months ago, but long story short I had to change). I haven't chosen a specific topic yet but I would of course like to do something related to percussion if possible.
So here's my question: Do you know of any cases of anyone with any sort of disability playing mallet percussion? Of course there is Evelyn Glennie (deafness is not always considered a disability, but it still falls within the realm of Disability Studies), but other than that so far I've found just a few other examples:
-A couple d/Deaf percussion groups in K-12 d/Deaf education in the US
-Blind Birifor xylophonists in Ghana (Brian Hogan has written about these guys extensively)
-[Supposedly] the world's first deaf marimba band, at the Dominican School for the Deaf in South Africa.
This last one has not gotten much attention, but Jason "Malletman" Taylor (who some of us met at the World Vibes Congress a few years back) was a judge at Education Africa's Marimba and Steelpan Festival (supposedly the largest in the world), where they performed in competition against their hearing peers: https://www.voanews.com/arts-culture/south-africa-hosts-worlds-largest-m...
Does anyone know of other instances of percussionists with any sort of disability playing mallet instruments (or really any percussion instruments), especially in groups? Music and Disability Studies has tended to focus on cases of individuals within the US so far, so ideally I would like to focus on groups (in the US or elsewhere) or on individuals in countries other than the US.
At this point the sky is the limit, so literally anything you know of related to music and disability or deafness - in the US or elsewhere - is fair game.
Thanks in advance,