Multi-percussionist Abdul Aziz Kazi discovered his fondness for music at a young age, listening to his mother play tunes by ABBA and Stevie Wonder on her keyboard. Aziz started learning drums at the age of 10, but didn’t experiment with percussions until much later, when his friend bought him a darbuka from a trip to the Middle East. Now he masterfully plays a variety of percussion instruments including the djembe, cajón and chimes.
A film graduate by degree, Kazi didn’t start taking music seriously until his band Spoonful was recognized by the guitarist Amir Zaki. Since then he has featured as a session player for Zoe Viccaji, Sara Haider, and Sounds of Kolachi.
Aziz returns to Coke Studio this year with his assortment of percussions, adding fills and accents to the season’s groove.