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Leon Patel

Leon Patel

CEO - Global Grooves

Leon Patel is at the helm of Global Grooves, having committed over a decade to sharing his passion and knowledge of percussion and song from around the world – Brazilian, South Asian, West African, Cuban, and Western musical styles to name a few.

As well as laying claim to the loudest timba slap in the West, Leon regularly holds master classes and short courses to share his decades of study and performance techniques with students all over the UK. He has studied with various international percussion esembles in Brazil, West Africa and India and toured with Batucada Sound Machine in 2011. Leon’s directorship of Global Grooves, Bangdrum CIC, and numerous UK ensembles has facilitated the development of international percussion-driven music in the UK.