Highlights of the day (besides the freshly squeezed lemonade, Caribbean cuisine, the burritos and the fresh fish and chips)!
Bobby Cobham, without doubt one of the most amazing drummers in the world. Bobby has a really peaceful aura about him and really intrigued me during his interview, he reminded me of a gentle granddad. We hit it off straight away, but then the inevitable happened and the camera battery died!
What could been an awkward situation actually gave us the chance to have a relaxed conversation. I found that Bobby was from Panama but also part Nigerian, which I never knew, but we bonded over our shared heritage, as I’m mixed Nigerian too.
As cliched as that sounds, we actually ended up having a bonding hug! Definitely a very memorable moment. For a full insight into Bobby’s career, see the interview clips on the WOMAD channel on t5m and footage of his amazing drumming workshop!