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Nakya is a 20 year old Tampa native who credits her musicianship to her large, musically gifted family, and her parents, Nathan and Felicia Westbrooks. Nakya is fluent in a range of musical styles including funk, DC go-go music, gospel, R&B, hip-hop and Jazz to name a few. Her musical influences include Sheila E, Devon "Stix" Taylor, Aaron Spears Dennis Chambers and more. Nakya's passion for drumming began at the tender age of 4 when she could be heard beating pots and pans, tapping her feet, and making beats on desks. By the age of 7, she was playing drums at various local churches and later performed with the likes of Beverly Crawford, Lisa Knowles, Casey J., Darwin Hobbs and others. Currently, Nakya is a student at Berklee College of Music. Thus far she's been presented with incredible opportunities such as working with and performing "The Show" , directed by Rob Lewis, performing with 2021 American Idol top 3 finalist, Grace Kinstler, studying with Terry Lynne Carrington and playing with American singer-songwriter Kehlani and more. Nakya was also in the rock band, The Raine, that booked many gigs in Tampa and played on WMNF 88.5 FM Radio. She also participated in a Tampa Bucs commercial and more. Nakya plans to take her gift of Music to higher heights and greater depths as she pursues her professional drumming career.
Sizes: 20", 21", 22"
Sound character: A fusion of darkness, energy, projection and brilliance. Very wide range, complex, musical mix. Responsive feel, extremely controllable. Woody, silvery, spanky ping over crunchy, thriving wash. Extremely versatile, flexible ride for wide ranging application in modern blended music styles. Mark I: Tends to be a bit quieter, darker and drier. This manifests itself in the overall sound character and in particular in the bell and ping sound.