Professional percussionist and drum builder since 2003, Ossi Raippalinna, has dedicated his life to traditional African rhythms and -instruments. He has studied djembe music and instrument building in Senegal, Burkina Faso, and Mali. Ossi has learned and perfected his skills with the west African master drummers and drum carvers. He plays, builds, and repairs various kinds of percussion instruments. As a musician, he performs about 70 concerts annually and he´s one of the founding members of Faso Kan. He has professionally taught djembe drumming and accompanied African dance lessons all around Finland since 2006.
Wood artisan Tuukka Vänskä is a trained drum builder and has been working for us since 2016. He is a talented craftsman with a passion for wood, handcrafts, and living history.