Amani Creatives

African arts

Feb

01

Pat Mackman


PAT MACKMAN-A drummer from the DR Congo, based in Manchester since 2005,he started drumming since his early age, the combination between the skill and the responsibility with his sticks, his outgoing personality, his skill, and his dedication to the art of drumming has made Pat one of the best performer. Specialised first in Congolese music, which he succeeded to mix the style to other music background and this gave him opportunities to perform in many music projects and festivals. Been selected in 2007 as the main drummer of “BEATING WING ORCHESTRA” and performed with Reem Kelani at the very first Manchester International Festival and in 2009 with Amadou & Mariam at the second Manchester International Festival. In 2010 Pat took part for The DNA of a City, a BBC Radio Manchester project, which he was involved with Beating Wing Orchestra in a recording with some of BBC philharmonic musicians. Pat also plays music with many church groups, and other  African groups in the UK and Europe. The man is more than a drummer, he has been trained as community artist and radio presenter, workshops leader, one on one drum tutorial, mentor and inspiration to young drummers, M.C of many music events within North West. He always shows his true colours, funny and warm personality.

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