Drummers, On the Beat

Cirque Du Soleil’s Luke Notary

Luke Notary of Cirque Du Soleil : Modern DrummerHello, MD readers. Luke Notary here! I was recently hired by Cirque Du Soleil to be the percussionist on the tour of Varekai. Being an extremely versatile percussionist, I play djembes, riq, ocean drum, congas, tabla, kanjira, dumbek, angklung, and cajon in the show.

Before Cirque Du Soleil, I studied at the Ali Akbar College Of Music and the Berklee School Of Music. I lived in New York, where I became a touring and studio musician and also a composer, playing with such artists as House Of Waters, Lucia Micarelli, and Dave Eggar.

When I got the call from Cirque Du Soleil, I was very excited. After hearing what instruments they needed the percussionist to play, it felt like such a perfect fit. And after meeting the bandleader and the band members, I was sure! It’s an amazing group of international musicians.

Varekai is currently being performed in Moscow and will then tour around Europe. Check out more at www.lukenotary.com.


Posted in Drummers, On the Beat Tagged Ali Akbar College Of Music, Berklee School Of Music, Cirque du Soleil, Dave Eggar, House Of Waters, Lucia Micarelli, Luke Notary, Varekai, blog, weblog

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