“...every piece is highly listenable and all seem to inject straight into the bloodstreamto make you want to get up and dance.” Mosaic Dance Magazine
SALAH-DAWSON MILLER is an ethnomusicologist and international professional master drummer currently living in London, performing and recording with a diversity of bands, dance companies and composers.
His global travels have enabled him to study rhythm at its source and this is reflected in his stylistic diversity.
Starting on drumkit playing R&B, Rock in the early seventies, he fell in love with African music and devoted himself exclusively to percussion; in particular to the Art of Hand Drums. He studied Brasilian and Afro Cuban rhythms and played with many African, Brasilian and Cuban musicians.
When he met Amel TAFSOUT, the North African rhythms and music with their mixture of Arabic, African, Berber and Spanish roots were a great revelation.
While continuing to be in demand by Jazz, Latin and African bands, Salah Dawson Miller now plays, teaches and performs Arabic and North African rhythms and composes music for Amel TAFSOUT’s performances.
As a performer he has worked with acknowledged innovators in a broad spectrum of styles: In a trio with PHILIP GLAS & FODAY MUSA SUSO.
He played in concert halls in New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Rome. He has played R&B with THE DRIFTERS, New Orleans funk with Dr.JOHN, Salsa with TRES, Arabic and North African music with HASSAN ERRAJI, DJALTI, ALI SLIMANI, ADEL SALAMA, NOOR SHIMAAL, MAMBO DUNIYA, NATACHA ATLAS and global pop with JAH WOBBLE AND THE INVADERS OF THE HEART.
Currently he is leading SALADIN’S ORCHESTRA as well as working with JUSTIN ADAMS and THE WAYWARD SHEIKHS.