Musicians

George Anagnostopoulos
George Anagnostopoulos was born in Athens in 1972. He began his musical studies in 1997 in the CENTRE of MUSICAL EDUCATION in the Kallithea with traditional percussion instruments and Eastern...
Spiros Panagiotopoulos
Ο Σπύρος Παναγιωτόπουλος γεννήθηκε στην Αθήνα. Ξεκίνησε την μουσική του πορεία παίζοντας ντραμς. Στα μέσα της δεκαετίας του `80 σπούδασε κλασικά κρουστά στο Ωδείο Αθηνών. Έκτοτε ξεκινά την επαγγελματική του...
Okay Temiz
Born in 1939, in Instabul, Okay Temiz was deeply involved in music from his early years. He got his first inspiration from his mother, Naciye Temiz. He started taking percussion...
Michalis Klapakis
Michalis Klapakis started playing percussion since he was very young. He has played with all musicians of the Greek tradition. For ten years, he was part of Domna Samiou ensemble...
Zarb Trio Chemirani
Jamsid Chemirani was born in Tehran in 1942. He has studied the tombak since the age of eight. His teacher was Ostad Hosain Tehrani. Under his demanding tutelage, Chemirani made...
Johnny Kalsi
Completely self-taught, Johnny Calsi has been playing the dhol more than twenty years. He first joined the most popular Bhangra band of that time, called Alaap. In 1991,...
Padma Shri T.H. Vinayakram
Padma Shri Vikku Vinayakram, one of the finest ghatam players, studied with his father Shri J. R. Hari Hara Sharma. He is in great demand in India and has accompanied...
Hossam Ramzy
Hossam Ramzy was born in Cairo, Egypt. His musical career began early, when at the age of three he was given his first drum, an...
Kofi Ayivor
Percussion Artist
V. Umashankar
V. Umashankar is the son and disciple of the great maestro, the Grammy Award winner Shri Vikku Vinayakram. He started giving performances since the age of 10. Since then he...
N. Ramakrishnan
Ramakrishnan hails from one of the most prestigious percussion families of South India. The nephew of Shri T. H. Vikku Vinayakram, he received his early training at his grand father''s...
Stelios Zahariou
Stelios Zahariou was born in Athens. A talent in music, he receives his first stimuli from his family, a family of musicians. At the age of nine he joined the...
Shankar Lal
Dimitris Emmanouil
Dimitris Emmanouil (mitsouil@yahoo.gr) is a highly educated World Percussionist who has also studied with virtuoso percussionists like Izzet Kizil, Ahmet and Ηamdi Akatay (Darbuka, Rek)...
Ravy Magnifique
Born in Pondicherry (India), Ravy Magnifique comes to France at the 70s. After studying the tradition of Ivory Coast and Guinea he studies the Cuban music. Back to his indian...
Alexis Kostas
Alexis Kostas was born in Western Germany in 1972. He studied classical and modern percussion with eminent teachers such as Mohamed Hankas, in Athens. His favourite music is contemporary jazz and...
Abdissa “Mamba” Assefa
As a freelance musician he works in studio with the Finnish group NuSpirit Helsinki, playing jazz with contemporary electronic dancefloor elements www.nuspirit.com Also plays the drums in the Giant Robot, a...
V. Selvaganesh
V. Selvaganesh, an excellent percussionist, is mostly known as a player of kanjeera, a traditional percussion instrument of South India. He cooperates with many carnatic musicians, with jazz musicians in...