Bashiri Johnson stops by the studio

One of the most sought after percussionists in the world, Bashiri Johnson has dropped by to add his magic to the tracks, in particular to Prema’s reworking of Tito Puente’s ‘Oye Como Va’ which she has titled Mystical Rhythm.

Bashiri has brought along his congas, timbales, bongos and a huge crate of percussion ‘toys’ which he has laid out on the floor. Eshy Gazit is tracking this session. Bashiri very kindly offers to add his beautiful percussions to some of the other tracks, and while we only booked him for 3 hours, he stays a whole 7 hours, giving his everything! The songs are sounding incredible.

In the evening, Prema begins recording the acoustic guitar tracks for the songs. Time is rushing past and there are still the backing vocals to do!

Basiri Johnson recording percussion for Prema