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Felix Gibbons

Percussion, UK/Brazil

Felix Gibbons has been playing percussion for over 20 years now, doing everything from samba and salsa to bhangra and pop with everyone from Milton Nascimento, to Peter Gabriel. Over the years he’s had the opportunity of playing alongside an array of top Brazilian pop artists like Gilberto Gil, Daniela Mercury, and some of the great samba stars like Jair Rodrigues and Martinho da Vila. He has also played with Giovanni Hidalgo, Danilo Perez, Edsel Gomez, Horacio `El Negro` Fernandez. His Percussion workshops mainly concentrate on Afro-Brazilian rhythms, especially carnival rhythms from all over Brazil and also contextualised technique for the Salsa instruments Conga, Bongo, Timbales, Guiro, Clave and Maraca.

Felix Gibbons