Ray Pereira (percussion)

One of Australia's most acclaimed percussionists, Ray studied traditional percussion in Ghana,

Ivory Coast and Zimbabwe, and has developed a unique and innovative style of playing, drawing upon West African, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian and jazz drumming styles. Besides his own projects, Ray has worked in a variety of contexts  - with jazz virtuosos (Arthur Blyth, Hugh Masekela), rock legends (Chubby Checker) leading Australian artists (Joe Camilleri, Yothu Yindi, Archie Roach, Paul Kelly) and traditional musicians from his native Sri Lanka, as well as West Africa and Cuba.


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