Sattar Al Saadi


I am an Iraqi who lives in the Netherlands for 17 years now.

I fled Iraq because I experienced a number of indescribable situations there. I am a Muslim. Because of my background I might be different but I see every human being as my brother or sister. I believe that we al have the same ancesters. I can feel that very strongly when I play the drums. In rythm we are all equal.

Every person has a rythm of wich our hart forms the bass. Even animals have rythm. They walk, run or fly acording to certain rythms. Nature ís rythm.

All people are equal because when you play the drum you forget your roots, your color, or your religion. I can see that happening when I am teaching and when I play a solo. Everywhere in the world people enjoy this way of connection.