One Man Tribe
Defined as a border-breaking musician and percussionist, Ben Aylon is known for his contemporary Senegalese drumming, explosive burning rhythms and signature hybrid drumming style. In his live show ‘One Man Tribe’ Ben creates a massive tribe-of-drummers sound with a ten-piece Senegalese drum set and presents his compositions on the Xalam, a Senegalese string instrument. Ben started his journey in West African drumming with Saboula Bangoura, a master drummer from Guinea Conakry living in Karkur, Israel.
At 20, Ben traveled to the Gambia twice to research the Djembe drumming. On the second trip, Ben was deported to Senegal due to visa issues. Little did he know that this challenging incident would shape his future musical path, setting Senegalese drumming as his primary source of inspiration.
From that moment, Ben studied Senegalese drumming under the guidance of Aly Ndiaye Rose and Doudou Ndiaye Rose, deepening into the traditional drumming and compositions of the family in Senegal.
During the following years, Ben developed his way of performing the rhythms and compositions, inventing new techniques, creating a massive multi-layered drumming experience and sound. In January 2020, Ben gained national recognition in Senegal after being featured on popular Senegalese TV shows and performing his solo shows around the capital, Dakar. His widespread popularity has brought him together with the legendary Youssou Ndour and enabled his many musical collaborations with artists including Cheikh Lô, Khaira Arby, Omar Pene, Awadi and Doudou Ndiaye Rose.
Ben Aylon Percussion, Xalam
Georgstraße 36, 30159 Hannover