Lead Creative Practitioner
Allan is has lived, studied and travelled extensively in The Gambia,
Senegal, Sierra Leone and Guinea Bissau as well as gaining a 1st
honours degree in Ethnomusicology from the School of Oriental and African studies, University of London.
After learning drum kit as a child, he became interested in group drumming and has experience in many styles and traditions including West African Djembe, Talking drum, Shona Mbira, Afro-Cuban and Samba percussion.
A multi instrumentalist, Allan is equally at home writing songs and performing as he is in devising new ways for creating a hands-on musical experience for people of all ages and backgrounds.