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Bashiri Johnson

“The Drum is The Language” of groove and communication for Brooklyn born, NYC based, Percussion Artist Bashiri Johnson. Bashiri has added his highly sought after style of percussion to a myriad of hit records, commercials, films, TV and live performances across all musical genres. Anyone who has ever worked with the Bash-man knows that he has an incredible sense of flow and groove, as well as his own innate desire for excellence. Bashiri continues to dwell in that elite group of NYC’s 1st call musicians. Managers, Producers, Engineers, Record Labels, DJ’s, Artists, and Musicians the world over call upon Bash for his percussive sounds, grooves, ideas, creativity, and expertise. Bashiri has expanded his musical galaxy with his products(Wholeness Well Being Formula?: a whole foods dietary supplement, and Rhythm Healing? product line), record label(Life In Rhythm Media), Productions, Songwriting, and Art/Media(The Motique Gallery). Bashiri hosts a Percussion Intensive Seminar at his recording studio(The Lab-Brooklyn) for percussionists of all levels, and holds children’s workshops, lectures and clinics to give back to the community and inspire young people. Bashiri Johnson truly is a new brand of percussionist, living out a dream and vision, through his life and rhythms. Bashiri has recorded and/or performed with Whitney Houston, Donald Fagen, Madonna, Steve Winwood, Rolling Stones, Celine Dion, Rancid, Angelique Kidjo, Gloria Estefan, Paul Simon, Barbara Streisand, Spice Girls, Miles Davis, Ray Charles, Michael Jackson, Queen, Eric Clapton, Sade, Kenny G, Lionel Richie, Kenny Garrett, Aretha Franklin, Sting, Mary J Blige, Gypsy Kings, Bob Dylan, James Taylor, Nina Simone, Nelly, Mariah Carey, Luther Vandross, et. al. Bashiri has written and/or produced songs for Lionel Richie, Francis Mbappe, Saida Fikri, LP, Kashif, Papa Susso, Gatorade, Pepsi, “Do You Wanna Dance”, MSG Network, Lakota Project, et. al.

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