A little man hidden behind his drum kit and a big name that actually comes from planet Earth. A name that sails to and fro, associated with some of the most illustrious musicians. A name that every artist worth his salt knows, etched in the history of music. One of our greatest drummers with a tremendous stroke. Joe Zawinul, founder of Weather Report, even proclaimed that he was the best in the world.
When Paco’s talking, it’s always fast; you might even say he grumbles, punctuating his phrases with bursts of laughter. When Paco’s talking to you it’s already music and always in time, the time of his ancestral and modern Africa, coursing through his veins.
For many years now he’s shared his talent with Eddy Louiss, Jaco Pastorius, Joe Zawinul, Cheick Tidiane Seck, Nina Simone, Manu Dibango, Monty Alexander, Wayne Shorter, Dee Dee Bridgewater, I Muvrini, Dianne Reeves, Meyway, Daara J, Carla Bruni, Didier Lockwood, Charlélie Couture, Jacques Higelin, Claude Nougaro, Salif Keita, Papa Wemba, Kassav, Diane Ruiz, Mike Stern, L’Orchestre National de Barbès, Marvin Gaye, Bobby McFerrin, Angélique Kidjo, Catherine Ringer and his own group Sixun and so many others.