Ravin Jayasuria

Founder/director of One Voice Music. An all-round percussionist specialising in the traditional drumming in Afrocuban & Afrobrazilian music. Ravin (Raz) has collaborated with Bombo Productions for over twelve years including on residential music Camps such as Camp Iroko, Ilu Batá. He was also a founder member of Orchestra Bombo.  Raz joined the Manchester-based percussion group Inner Sense in ‘91 after completing a Popular Music and Recording Course in Salford, Manchester. Over the last seventeen years, he has specialised in Brazilian and Cuban percussion and has focussed on the more traditional styles from these two countries. He has made several research/study trips to Cuba and Brazil and has worked with many UK & international artists including Amelia Pedroso, Arturo Martinez, Santiago Garzon Rill & Leonardo Pancha Clara (members of Clave y Guaguanco), Marta Gallaraga, Reynaldo Lopez, LaTimbala, Murah Soares & Dudu Tucci.