A long-time Seattle artist involved in more projects than he ever imagined conceivable, David Levin aka Dávïd is a global beat purveyor seeking higher creativity, community, and inspiration. Having collaborated with numerous flamenco, reggae, rock, and electronic entertainers, he seeks to highlight each of these varied styles within his latest project Dávïd. Raised by professional flamenco musicians, a lifetime of musical performance and enthusiasm has allowed him the opportunity to grace audiences eager to experience all of the genres found in the known world, and in shimmering, fleeting moments, those waiting to be discovered. Having played with fiercely talented artists from Europe, West Africa, India, The Middle East, China, The Caribbean, Central and South America, as well as from all over The United States, he has found the world in his own backyard on a routine basis. Whether it be playing hip hop with Elemental Zazen and Gnotes opening for Devin The Dude, with Spekulation for Camp Low, or playing at many fine performance venues and concert halls with the forerunners of the North American flamenco community throughout the Western United States and Vancouver, B.C., Dávïd is a drummer and beat producer whose steady thumping knock will have you bobbing your dome and tapping your toes further revealing a sonic understanding of some of the many threads the cosmos of sound offers us here on Earth.
Dávïd can arrange a hybrid acoustic/electric flamenco reggae dance party with himself, or with a troupe of up to four people.
Amidst a vigorous performance schedule, he studied extensively with master drummer Brian Kirk from 2002-2004. During his studies with Professor Kirk, he solidified his jazz, Latin, and fusion playing while continuing to develop his passion for rock, reggae, and flamenco. While at the University of Washington studying Spanish, he was involved in the UW jazz ensembles and studied with John Bishop. Some of David’s local performances include but are not limited to: McCall Hall Grand Opening Ceremony, Seattle International Children’s Festival, Folklife Festival, Kirkland Performance Center, Triple Door, and numerous engagements at Nectar, The Tractor Tavern, The Crocodile, and The Columbia City Theater. Appearances in other cities include: performance at the Royale (formerly the Roxy) in Boston with eminent rap MC Elemental Zazen, Teatro Bilingual de Houston (TX), and The Chutzpah Festival, Vancouver B.C.