Thobos Lubamba

Thobos is originally from D.R Congo where he began playing percussion at the age of 6.

He founded the percussion/dance group Ballet Institut Des Beaux Arts and co-founded the group Tuta-NGoma. He later created NGoma I NGoma (“ a drum is a drum”) where he began to experiment with different rhythms.

Thobos left his native Africa for Orlando, FL to work at Disney’s Epcot Center with a percussion group called Tam Tam Africa and they continue to performing at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. He also was a member of Umoja, a world beat group that performed nightly at Universal City Walk. Since being in the United States, Thobos has toured and worked with many professional artist including Jimmy Buffet and Conga Master Giovanni Hidalgo. Thobos also teaches dance and the art of Tam Tam drumming. He began working with Drum Cafe in 2008.

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