Myele Manzanza


When he emerged from the Wellington music scene in the mid-to-late 2000s, Myele Manzanza was keeping the groove flowing with Olmecha Supreme, Electric Wire Hustle, The Recloose Live Band, and numerous other projects

A decade and a half later, the now veteran drummer, producer, DJ, and composer is based in London, where he has spent the last few years finding his place within the UK and Europe’s vibrant modern jazz, soul, hip-hop, house, techno, and experimental music scenes. 

Myele Manzanza drumming at the Jazz Cafe, London.
Myele Manzanza drumming at the Jazz Cafe, London.
Father / Son African Drum Duo - Sam & Myele Manzanza
Myele Manzanza - Silencing the Sun (feat. Wallace)
Myele Manzanza - Back In The Days - Soho Radio Vinyl Sessions
Myele Manzanza
Photo credit: Promotional image
Myele Manzanza - Crisis & Opportunity Vol 2, 2021
Myele Manzanza - A Love Requited, 2019
Myele Manzanza drumming at the Jazz Cafe, London.
Electric Wire Hustle. From left: Myele Manzanza, David 'Taay Ninh' Wright, Mara TK.
Myele Manzanza - OnePointOne album cover, 2016
Myele Manzanza in New York City
Photo credit: Michael Hobbs
Myele Manzanza - Unfold (feat. Rachel Fraser)
Myele Manzanza - 'City Of Atlantis' Live
Myele Manzanza drumming at the Jazz Cafe, London.
Electric Wire Hustle. From left: Mara TK, Myele Manzanza, David 'Taay Ninh' Wright.
Myele Manzanza in a publicity photo for his 2012 album, One.
Myele Manzanza drumming with Electric Wire Hustle, late 2000s
Myele Manzanza - Child (feat Rachel Fraser)
Myele Manzanza in New York City
Photo credit: Michael Hobbs
Myele Manzanza in transit with Electric Wire Hustle
Myele Manzanza - One album cover, 2012
Sam and Myele Manzanza playing Djembe together
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