- Lives in Zwolle, the Netherlands
- Educated in music school for drums and percussion 1975-1984
- Djembé-teacher / leader of percussion workshops from the Netherlands since 1999 for adults, kids, in groups and also as a private teacher.
- Teached djembé / doundoun-courses in places like:
- Zwolle, Kampen, Dieren, Meppel, Dalfsen, Dronten, Putten, Velp, Epe.
- Has given djembé-workshops in cities like:
- Amsterdam, Utrecht, Apeldoorn, Groningen, Arnhem, Enschede.
- Has given Djembé-courses in Avignon (France).
- Educated in West-African music by courses and masterclasses in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France (Europe) and Burkina Faso (West-Africa).
- Has given performances in a great variety of groups and as a solo-artists for Dutch and regional television, festivals, opening ceremonies and parties from 6 to 60 people in ages 5 -70.
- Percussion player for courses African Dance in the Netherlands and in France 2000 - 2010.
- Plays in a group for performances with Martin Bernhard and Marlon Read 2016 - 2017.
- Followed multiple workshops and masterclasses in the period 1998-2017 for example by:
Mamadou Delmundo Keïta