Mika Yunus Berger Sahbaz
Mika Yunus is an ambitious aspiring afro-drummer and music-blogger from Copenhagen, Denmark.
Head blogger for Afro Update Denmark: afroupdate.blogspot.dk
I was born in Copenhagen, 1992. I have a Turkish father and Norwegian/Danish mother that both worked in the film business, and my upbringing has therefore been full of multi-ethical influences. My first musical memories spread from Turkish Pop inter alia Mazhar-Fuat-Özkan to African womens choir and Buena Vista Social Club.
I have played drums most of my teenage and adolescent years. Among artist that has influenced me are Steve Gadd, Tony Allen, Mikkel Hess, Fela Kuti, Bobby MCFerrin, Cat Empire, Charles Whrite.
Music played a big role in my life up until my high school years and that made me seek admission to Saint Annæ music high school. The high school gave me the environment to recognize my fervent love for music and here I decided to begin a professional approach to practicing and developing myself. Besides playing drums, I also attended the high school choir and participated in the USA and Canada tour in 2010.
Gone to the Rhythmical folk high school in Vig, Denmark in 2012.
Now going to MGK (Musical Ground Cause) preparing for the Music Conservatoire
I am Mika Yunus and i am an ambitious aspiring drummer from Copenhagen, Denmark with special interest in West African music. I am very proud of my melodic and well tempered sound and i like to approaches the drum kit with a playful attitude and openness which brings smile on listeners faces. In my approach to songwriting, i like to mix Afrobeat and Pop with wondering thoughts and a playful attitude.
Writting, playing, expressing good vibrations and make people feel life.
ARTIST THAT INSPIRE ME
Tony Allen, Fela Kuti, Charles Write, Hess is More, Bobby Mcferrin, Beirut, Steve Gadd, Cat Empire, Poul Simon, Manu Chao, Tower of Power,
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