Wesley Phillips

Wesley Phillips is a one of the leading African drumming specialists in New Orleans. His early career took him around the country playing with the Sun Ra Arkestra. In New Orleans, he has played the Desire Street Poets, Casa Samba, many African dance collectives, and the drum collective in Congo Square. For more than 20 years, he played drums with Fi Yi Yi and the Mandingo Warriors and was instrumental in developing their African-based sound.

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