I'm hooked to Bollywood, Indian beats: African drummer Sabal-Lecco

By Madhusree Chatterjee

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) He's a tall African from Cameroon and is a master of beats, having set the rhythm for musicians Peter Gabriel, Paul Simon, Sting, Lenny Kravitz and Herbie Hancock on his drums. But Bollywood and other Indian beats bring out the musician and child in drummer Felix Sabal-Lecco, who has been on the global music scene for 35 years.

Sabal-Lecco bonds with India in a strange way. In leisure, the drummer, who also doubles as a vocalist, hums "Piya, piya...", a Bollyood favourite.

"It is typical for us from Cameroon to relate to Bollywood because we have grown up on music from Hindi mo