Emmanuel Afolabi

Team Flourish

Emmanuel Afolabi

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Paiste Artist Since
February 2021

Nationality
Nigeria

Main Affiliations
Team Flourish
Olufunmilola
Jossy Bright

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Biography

Afolabi Emmanuel Oluwatobiloba, grandmother’s church ( Cherubim and Seraphim church), he developed himself by watching local drummers and getting online drum lessons. His musical intelligence began, when he came across his teacher Wale Adeyemi, one of the best drums and music teachers in Nigeria. He still studies with him for the purpose of achieving his goal of being well equipped to teach younger generations. Afolabi presently belong to different drummer groups in Nigeria of which he was invited to be part of when he was discovered by Leaders and Admins of the group. His major influence is Nate Smith but he is inspired by Nigerian Juju and Ethnic Music, Jazz, Funk and Gospel. He currently works with RCCG (Throne of God Parish ) as a drummer and with Jossy Bright Band (Gospel Juju band) and I Am Olufunmilola (Gospel band). Afolabi has also worked with Dare Justified (Gospel Band). Afolabi Emmanuel Oluwatobiloba is a young man with zeal, courage with great value for excellence.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 20"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, rich and warm. Wide range, clean mix. Giving feel. Defined ping with slightly silvery wash. All-purpose ride cymbal for various applications.

  • Sounds
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    Sizes: 14", 16", 18"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Exotic, warm, trashy. Medium range, complex mix. Fast, responsive feel, fairly quick decay. An explosive Crash cymbal with a strong, low wash for unique effects in many styles of music.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 8", 10"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Warm, airy, snarling, silvery. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft feel with a very responsive, explosive splash sound. Low tuned effect cymbal for lively accents in moderate volume. Well suited for hand-playing. Vinnie Colaiuta explains: “They are sweet, they are these kind of punctuation marks in the background.”

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 14", 15"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Rich, silvery, bright, somewhat mellow. Wide range, fairly complex mix. Quick and responsive feel with a soft and warm touch. Very controllable. Full, round and energetic open sound, paired with a light and airy chick sound. Ideal for playing at moderate volume level and a wide range of studio applications.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 14"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Earthy, warm, dry, washy. Fairly narrow range, complex mix. Soft, giving and responsive feel. Depending on how aggressively you tighten the pair, they offer a range from dry, trashy hi-hat sounds to shattering, noisy-washy crash effects.

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