You have both classical and world percussion at your disposal but out of all these diverse instruments, do you have a particular favourite?
"I’ve studied congas for the past 20 years but over the last few years I’ve really gotten into the djembe and seeing how deep that instrument is. You see all these guys from Guinea and the Ivory Coast, which is where all the conga stuff comes from, and the djembe is so much higher!
"You see some of those guys from Guinea playing, and we all know the famous conga players but people don’t generally know many famous djembe players, except for, say, Mamady Keita from the Ivory Coast. But then there are other guys like Thomas Guei from the Ivory Coast; Fode Bangoura, Babara Bangoura and Mohamed Bangoura from Guinea and Harouna Dembele from Burkina Faso.
"You learn this Djembe technique and then you can apply that to congas as well. Even if you’re a conga player and you’ve been on the scene for years you must check these guys out because they will blow your mind!"