I began to play drums a the age of 9. Several years later I started focussing more on Percussion and after finishing school I decided to travel to get more information about my new passion. Especially Cuba was an amazing experience full of music, Afro Cuban Percussion and adventure. I stayed for almost a year. Then I moved to Brasil and also to Senegal to play some Djembe. Working already as a professional musician I finished my Diploma at the Zürich Jazz School in 2005.
I had the pleasure to work with some interesting artists and bands, like:
– Namusoke a.k.a. Msoke
– Alina Amuri
– The Voice of Switzerland Band
– Marc Sway
– Swiss Jazz Orchestra
– El Zorro
– Musical Fame & Grease
– William White
– Phil and Tanja Dankner
– Pepe Justicia
– Solo Dos
– Stephan Kurman Strings
– Dani Felber Big Band / Partyband
– Bergitta Victor
– Chica Torpedo
and many more
2005 I founded my own band: LARIBA. A transglobal fusion of Reggae, Salsa, Rap, Brasil and Jazz.
I’m playing Congas, Timbales, Bongos, Batàs, Cajon, Pandeiro, Djembée, and many small percussion instruments. Sometimes also some Drums and Piano.
I never cared about boundaries, I always played and listened to different styles. As long as they are played well. So I found myself in different projects playing Flamenco, Salsa, Pop, Musical, Jazz, Funk, Brasil, Rock, Hip Hop or even some classical adventures.
Lately I’m developing a little producing and recording thing which seems quite interesting and growing.
And I’m always wondering… what’s next?