The drummer in this video is Anandan Sivamani of Chennai, India. He plays a multitude of instruments including Octoban, Darbuka, Udukai, and Kanjira. He is widely acclaimed and multi-faceted, claiming a career in music and acting. A link to his website is here and based on all of this info, plus the following video, this is a percussive man we’d be proud to know.
Using loops and nearly every form of percussion you could think of, this man, creates a wall of sound so primal you’d think the rhythm is his interpretation of the heart beat of every person in the house. It’s beautiful and our editor-in-chief loves it!