Hamid Drake

Drums and Percussion


Hamid Drake is born in the South of the United States of America, it was in Evanston (State of Illinois) that he bonded with music, under the influence of saxophonist Fred Anderson, with whom he played during long decades. Drake have a lasting cultural partnerships with musicians like Don Cherry, Herbie Hancock, Archie Shepp, David Murray, Peter Brotzmann and William Parker (with whom he recorded more than twenty albums, in many diferent contexts). His research led him to study non-Western music, paying special attention to Indian classical music (Tabla) African and Caribbean music.