Brief Biography

Muhtadi is a percussionist who has appeared internationally at festivals, including Harbourfront's Africaribeat, the International Children's Milk Festival, and the Havana Jazz Festival. Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, Muhtadi has been performing and teaching for over 30 years. His passion for the drum led him to organize The First International Drumming Festival in Toronto in June 2000. Now an annual event, the Festival attracts percussionists from across the world. Muhtadi will bring his drumming to the Folk Play stage on both Saturday and Sunday. β€œThe history of drums from around the world was very interesting and students were engrossed. They obviously enjoyed getting to play the drums!” β€” Lord Dufferin School