ABOUT US

a World Music band located in Los Angeles, weaves West African rhythms with ethnic vocal arrangments and harmonic guitar riffs into tribal world grooves. Rhythms are played on hand drums and djundjuns and are translated by two dancers into African style movements.

Our program stretches from traditional African music to Brazilian Bossa Novas, Jazz Standards and original compositions.

 

Pashyo

Pashyo Sarkin

vocals
percussion
dance

Pashyo is originally from Vienna Austria and studied dance at the Vienna Volksoper. Later in Berlin she immersed herself into African drumming and dance. She is a performer and teacher of African music and dance. She writes her own songs, which are often arranged with African percussion and Jazz chords.
For more see www.magicaldrums.com

Dr. Ed

Dr. Ed
percussion

Dr. Ed, who has been with SangomaBeat from the very beginning, is in charge of the humor department. He makes sure that things stay easy and fun.

Debbie Stubbs

Debbie Stubbs

percussion
dance

After a 10 year sejourne to Japan and Hawaii we are very pleased to have Debbie back with us. She's got the looks and her loving heart keeps us warm.

Wayne Edwards

Wayne Edwards

percussion

Wayne recently joined SangomaBeat. He is a very talented percussionist and has was it takes to make audiences cheer and dance.

SEL SARKIN

Sel Sarkin

percussion
piano

Sel joins the team from Johannesburg, South Africa. He makes some awesome grooves on his bass drums and is the keeper of perfect time. He is also one of those lucky people who were forced to practice classical piano from an early age. He reluctantly continued his piano studies throughout his University years in Cape Town. For SangomaBeat he plays his own ethno-classical style with a dash of Jazz.

 

Antonia Ting

Antonia Ting
percussion

Antonia has been with SangomaBeat from the very beginning 12 years ago. One of the most reliable people on the planet and always on time when it comes to percussion.

Mike Usher

Mike Usher

percussion
guitar

Mike is a self-taught guitar enthusiast and we love his creative improvisations.