Musical Director

 

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

RITUAL MUSICIAN
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.

PERFORMANCE:
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)

RECORDINGS:
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)

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

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

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

MUSICAL DIRECTORSHIP:
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)

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

Workshop Leader - Bombo Productions. Various regular course 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)