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photo: Ayelet Tsabari
Vancouver percussionist Sacha Levin has studied her craft in West Africa, Europe, and Canada. For over 15 years, Sacha has been performing and recording with some of the city’s top players. She has played alongside Sal Ferreras, Pepe Danza, Jack Duncan, and countless other heavy-hitters. She has shared the stage with artists as diverse as Julian Marley, Ron Sexsmith, Celso Machado, 5 Alarm Funk and Queer as Funk.
She has toured and performed at festivals and concerts throughout Canada and the U.S. She spent 8 years playing with the worldwide Drum Café, with whom she performed as a drummer for the Vancouver Whitecaps. You may have seen Sacha on Television and in the Movies where she has been filmed playing various roles for 2007 Hollywood movie Catch and Release, and TV shows Jerimiah, and Stargate Atlantis. She has played in commercials for Bratz dolls and composed music for documentaries such as “Down Here” with her group Diva Drum, and “No Fixed Address” with her group Smash. She has toured Canada in children’s groups such as SWARM and Dumpsta Dragons playing over 750 school shows combined.
Sacha also works as a dance accompanist in the School for Contemporary Arts at SFU, The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Arts Umbrella and many other dance companies including The Training Society, Harbour Dance, and Mascall Dance. Sacha continues to pursue her path as a percussionist, reaching out to all communities, constantly exploring the positive energy and healing power of rhythm. Establishing a meaningful link between rhythm and movement through music has always brought her passion.
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