I am a West African and Middle Eastern drummer based in Marietta, GA. I play mostly for fun and for the love of rhythm, but I place a great value on learning the culture and traditional rhythms of my chosen percussion styles.
I play djembe and dunun, plus a little krin and shekere, in the style of Guinea/Mali/Ivory Coast. As a member of Marietta’s Emerson Drummers, I primarily play dununba (low dunun) but can and do play any instrument necessary for our arrangements.
I also play Middle Eastern doumbek, tar, daf, and dayereh. The frame drum lends itself to pagan ritual and ceremony, as I presented at Mystic South Conference 2022 and 2023.