www.sambayabamba.com Now 13 years old, SambaYaBamba began as a community arts project in 1996 (work that one out!) and still runs regular workshops for beginners in Brazilian percussion. Over the years the group have gained an enviable reputation as a dynamic and innovative performing group playing the length and breadth of the UK, from Aberdeen to Brighton, and several appearances in Europe.
Composer and percussionist Byron Au Yong mixes folk and avant-garde musical techniques to create works that have been described by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer as "a beguiling hybrid of cultures" and Fanfare Magazine as "strong, evocative, engaging music."
Jason.L is Jason LeBlanc, hailing from Augusta, ME. Jason is a master drummer and all-around musician. His latest self-produced album is entitled Not An Average Reality. Visit his website at http://www.spazywater.com/ Who is Jason. L you ask?
Jason. L happens to be a musician. Yeah! That’s right! A musician! But that’s not all, he is also an entertainer.
Frank Colón – Force Majeure
Frank Colón is a specialist in Latin-Caribbean, Brazilian and Asian percussion instruments including congas, bongos, timbales, bata drums, shekere, cuica, berimbau, and tabla drums, among others.
On Ensemble (pronounced “Ohn”) takes the ancient instruments of taiko into new realms. Infusing the powerful rhythms of ensemble Japanese drumming with elements of hip-hop, rock and electronica, On Ensemble’s unique sound has been praised as “completely original and brilliantly conceived.