Musical Director


David Pattman is a highly respected musicianship for his knowledge of folkloric and popular Cuban music.

David has been traveling to Cuba since 1993, studying and playing with Cuban masters. He was initiated as a ceremonial drummer (Omo Añá) in the Santería religion in 2004 and have since been performing internationally as a ritual musician.

Latin -   Roberto Pla, Snowboy, Alex Wilson, Alfredo Rodriguez, Adalberto Santiago  (Fania All-Stars), Cubanismo, Buena Vista Social Club artists Omara Portuondo and Cachaito. (1990 - Present)

Jazz - Loose Tubes, Django Bates, Dudu Pukwana (1980s)

With many of the above, plus: Slim Gaillard, Paul McCartney, Jacob Collier.

Film and TV sessions - The Mummy Returns, The Farmer’s Llama for Aardman Animation. (1990s - Present)

Over 30 compositions and arrangements commercially recorded including Snowboy & the Latin Section, Alex Wilson, Merengada, Beajolais Band, Dilanga Rumba.

Percussionist - On Your Feet, London Coliseum. (2019)

Deputy Percussionist - Lion King, Lyceum Theatre, London. (2000 - 2016)

Musical director - Bombo Productions. (2003 – Present)

Orchestra Bombo - UK Cuban carnival band. (2012 - Present)

Coro de Clave - Community choir singing Cuban music.  (2017 - Present)

Merengada - UK Merengue band.  (1994 - 2004)

Lecturer - Cuban music module and ensemble leader, Middlesex University. (2010 - present).

Workshop Leader - Bombo Productions. Various regular courses and workshops

Drum teacher - Arnhem Wharf School, Isle of Dogs, London. (2014-15).

Co-ensemble leader - Latin American Music Project, Lilford Road Estate, Brixton, London. (2007)

Guest Lecturer - Royal College of Music, London. Royal Academy of Music, London. Trinity College, London. (1990s - Present)