On a constant search for the roots of music, Nicky was more than pleased when the crew at Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) suggested that he should hook up with this crazy Ethiopian Masenko player by the name of Dereb. “After hearing Dereb sing and play the Masenko in my lounge room I was amazed at what I heard. We went straight to the studio and I set up some good mics and started recording. We had finished one track by the evening and both committed to make an album.” Nicky recorded a world music hybrid CD marrying the ancient sounds of Dereb’s mother country with his own funk and reggae attitude. It resulted in ‘DRUMS and LIONS” which inadvertently earned them a spot on the WOMAD circuit in Australia and overseas. There is so much to this story and the music that we suggest you follow these links.
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