Chris


When and why did you start drumming?
I got inspired to start drumming after seeing TDot Batu perform at the ROM. A few months later, a friend told me TDot Batu was starting workshops and I instantly jumped on the opportunity.

Do you sing or play other instruments?
No, surdo drum was the first instrument I’ve learned to play outside of elementary school. (I like to think I can sing but it seems I am the only one who enjoys my vocals)

What’s your favourite memory of drumming?
One of my first shows with TDot Batu at the Beaches Jazz Festival. The feedback we received from the crowd was absolutely amazing. I felt like a star!

What inspired you to join TDot Batu?
The energy and style of music.

What advice would you give to beginners?
Stick with it!

What are you listening to lately?
A whole lot of Olodum!

What’s your favorite place in the TDot?
Kensington Market.