"Cumbia Divina" 45 now available for pre-order via All-Town Sound!
is an Egyptian American multi-instrumentalist, producer, and DJ based out of San Diego, CA. As a lifelong drummer that has supported many projects in the vein of afrobeat, soul, funk, dub, and rocksteady, he's been slow brewing a unique feel for roots and dance music.
Inspired by artists like Fela Kuti, Dr. Dre, and James Brown, his group harkens back to Africa in the 70’s with the bass and drums turned up a notch. Strong, repetitive grooves layered with Afro-Latin percussion and vibrant, tightly executed horn lines that call all dancers to the floor.
The band ranges from a 3 to 12 piece group, depending on the occasion, and is known to feature a collective of San Diego's brightest horn players:
Bradley Nash & Travis Klein from Elektric Voodoo //
Wesley Etienne, Nick "Burger" Giacalone, Nathian Elias-Kocivar of Boostive //
Often, percussionists like Sekani Thomas and Dramane Kone, both acclaimed djembefolas, seasoned in West African tradition, will join the band.
TOUR DATES 2020
The Coach House
with The Wailers
San Juan Capistrano, CA
SOUL SHAKEDOWN I
Grand Artique HQ
San Diego, CA
Salami Rose Joe Lewis
Santa Cruz, CA
"Cumbia Divina" 45 release party w/ Elektric Voodoo (album release)
San Diego, CA
Same Same But Different Fest.
w/ Big Gigantic, STS9 +more
Lake Perris, CA