Vicky Jassey

Vicky Jassey

Artistic Director

Vicky Jassey is a founder and artistic director of Bombo Productions, supporting Afro-Cuban music in the U.K since 2007. She is also a scholar, musician and educator. She holds a PhD in Ethnomusicology from Cardiff University and completed her Masters in Performance at SOAS, University of London. Vicky worked as an independent researcher at Florida International University, where she completed an oral history project on Miami ritual batá drummers called The Bearers of Sacred Sound.

Vicky specialises in Afro-Cuban folkloric music and is a co-director, lead singer and percussionist in Coro de Clave – Cuban Harmony Choir and Orchestra Bombo. She has also performed with Geraldo y Sus Amigos, Meta Meta, Edun Ara and Rumba Oricha.

Relevant documents:

PhD Thesis: Tambor Reverberations: Gender, Sexuality and Change in Cuban Batá

Smithsonian Centre for Folklife and Cultural Heritage: The Rise of Female Batá Drummers 

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