Khalile Vial

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 Khalile is a Drummer and Percussionist born in Mauritius, with Native Indian and Asian Indian roots.

He grew up playing his native tribal instrument the Lakota, the Ravan and the Pow-pow drums, before learning the Djembe, Congas, Tabla and eventually master the Drum kit. Khalile found it hard to keep up with demand for his services. His ability and unique style of playing was something every artist wanted a piece of. Armed with his experience and motivation, Khalile travelled to south America and Asia to learn new styles of music and rhythm. This move paid off with an Award for best Drum style after he travelled to Europe. Khalile became a lecturer and Drum teacher at the Irish Drum academy along side Dave Hungathy and Paul Countwell.

Khalile has an impressive catalog of artists he has played with, such as Sinead O’Conner, The Wailers, Daniel O’Donnell, Graig Walkers, Seven Deadly Skins, Michael English and Lisa Stanley. Khalile stated that the style which he plays comes from his influences, artists he listened to since the beginning of his musical journey, which are: The Weather Report, Herbie Hancock, Mahavishnu Orchestra. His influences encorporate South American, Asian and African music. 

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