Curtis Andrews (He/Him)
Curtis Andrews is a Canadian-based musician with global persuasions. A percussionist/composer who creates music that is informed by his many years of experience with West African, South Indian and jazz traditions yet transcends most categories. His personal musical journeys over the years have extended to villages and metropolises of Ghana, India, South Africa and Zimbabwe, and he has developed a deep knowledge of the history and performance of music from these areas. His personal mentors have included (the late) Don Wherry, Trichy Sankaran and Frederick Kwasi Dunyo; he continues to study and perform with these masters whenever possible. He leads his own ensemble, The Offering of Curtis Andrews, to play his award-winning original music, and collaborates with a diverse range of artists using mbira, South Indian percussion, drumset, and other percussion from around the world.