Leon Patel

Based in Manchester UK, Leon is a freelance musician, project manager and director of three leading cultural arts organisations. As a musician, he is fascinated by all things percussive. For the last 20 years he has focused on Afro-centric music and arts traditions eventually finding his main passion and focus in Afro-Brazilian music and carnival styles. Leon’s main focus and passion over the last ten years has been the development of the social enterprise BangDrum CIC and registered charity Global Grooves.