The Tomatometer rating – based on the published opinions of hundreds of film and
television critics – is a trusted measurement of movie and TV programming quality
for millions of moviegoers. It represents the percentage of professional critic reviews
that are positive for a given film or television show.
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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or
higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for
limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
Percentage of users who rate a movie or TV show positively.
An innovative Nigerian drummer who played in integral part in bringing African music to U.S. shores, Babatunde Olatunji's groundbreaking record Drums of Passion was the first album of African drumming to be recorded in stereo in an American studio. Born in Ajido, Nigeria, in 1927, Olatunji studied at New York University before dedicating his time to forming the African-style ensemble that would frequently play to awestruck audiences. Later founding Harlem's Center for African Culture and serving as a teacher to such drummers as Mickey Hart (who, along with Olatunji founded the musical troupe Planet Drum), Olatunji's work found traditional African music gradually working its way into American culture. In early April of 2003, Babatunde Olatunji died due to complication of diabetes in San Salinas, CA. He was 75.