Percussion is an ancient musical artform that has been around for centuries, and the rise in popularity of accessible instruments like the cajon has opened up a raft of new drummers and musicians to the world of percussion and the great spectrum of star percussionists.
Whether backing pop artists on stage, contributing to hit albums or performing more traditional music, the percussionists on this list are well versed in adding exotic, rhythmic spice to any musical situation.
Which percussionist on the list below has added extra flavour to your music listening this year?
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