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Yahya Alkhansa

Drummer

Yahya Alkhansa is an Iranian percussion and drum set player. He started playing tombak (Persian hand percussion) at the age of 9 and switched to drum set at the age of 16. He then became active in the underground music scene in Iran and has collaborated with many famous Iranian rock bands including 127, Mohsen Namjoo, Kiosk, Abjeez, Marjan Farsad, Ali Azimi and many more. He moved to NYC in 2011 and studied advanced drum performance at the Drummers Collective School of Music. He mixes traditional Iranian rhythms and techniques with modern drum set playing.