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Who we are and what we do
Drum Conversation was founded by Uwe Lennard Grohn and Ismael Seck in 2004 as a joint German-Senegalese operation. While Uwe Lennard Grohn is primarily responsible for the development of creative show concepts and all pre-event organisation, Ismael Seck is an authentic master drummer and energetic entertainer who knows how to excite people with his musical expertise and vivacious approach to things. His infectious laugh and talent for live entertainment are qualities that can only be experienced first hand.
The idea quickly became a major success: Many professionally trained musicians have joined our team in recent years, performances in neighbouring countries followed and took us as far away as Qatar. The Drum Conversation team is characterised by one thing in particular – the true joy and enthusiasm of our musicians and the high quality of our stage performances.
We know how to excite and motivate people, because our joy and our motivation come from the heart. Our expertise is the result of years of experience.
Aside from music, Uwe Lennard studied History and German Studies at Frankfurt University and Fine Arts at the University of Mainz, receiving his degree in the latter subject. The greatest compliment he has been given by his fellow musicians? “You play the drums like a harmony instrument!”
We will put together an individual team that is perfectly suited to realise your special event,
Of course Ismael has great influence on his musical development and is a source of his artistic inspiration, which still helps him to find and go his way as a professional djembe player.
We are very happy that he is now part of our Drum Conversation Team, which he is enriching with his friendly and positive character.
Raised in a family of classical-music enthusiasts, Tilman has dedicated his life to music. He studied jazz and popular music at Mannheim’s College of Music while also being granted a scholarship to study African-Cuban percussion at the Instituto Superior de Arte and Conjunto Folklorico Nacional in Havana, Cuba. He spent a year of travel following the roots of percussion music across the globe, living and working as a drummer and percussionist in San Francisco, St. Petersburg and Havana. In the 1990s, he achieved great successes as a percussionist and composer and was featured on various pop charts, MTV and Bravo Hits.