Alex Salvador

Alex Salvador has been exploring music since the young age of 8 when he first started to play the piano. In his teenage years, Alex learned to play the guitar, didgeridoo and drum kit and later in life expanding his interest to other exotic instruments which include African drums (Djembe and Dunduns), Congas, Kamele N’goni, Balafon, Tongue drums, Hand Pan, Armenian Duduk, Nigerian Udu, middle eastern Tar, Tibetan singing bowls, clarinet and a variety of hand percussion Alex is the founder and facilitator of the longest running, local council supported community drum circle in Queensland, if not Australia - the Full Moon Drum Circle. The FMDC was establishedin 2001 and regularly attracts up to 600 people to the event. He is the group leader of African style drumming group, Wassa Rhythms of West Africa, performing throughout North Queensland and as far as PNG since 2000. Alex has performed at hundreds of local events, festivals, sporting events and schools with Wassa and and as a percussionist with previous groups such as "Tumbadoras", Latin Jazz ensemble "The Jalapenos" and Salsa ensemble "Hot Salsa". He has shared the stage with the 1RAR Army Band, internationally renowned trumpet virtuoso James Morrison, Australian icon Darryl Braithwaite and international activist David Suzuki. He has appeared on numerous recordings, as a session percussionist, including the debut album of internationally renowned folk duo "Women in Docs".

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