Omar Hakim “There is a science behind the drumsticks..my favorite is Vic Firth.”

Omar Hakim is one of the best drummers alive. What’s the story behind his drumsticks? He has drummed for Patty Labelle, Dire Straits, Sting and Daft Punk to name a few. He has been using the same drumstick brand for over 30 years. Omar shares the story of meeting Vic Firth 30 years ago, theContinue reading “Omar Hakim “There is a science behind the drumsticks..my favorite is Vic Firth.””

Drummer Omar Hakim: Getting Lucky with Daft Punk & Stevie Wonder

Many say he is the best drummer alive. Omar Hakim’s first break as a drummer came at age 16 with Patti Labelle. In 1984, Hakim did most of the drum work on Dire Straits’ album Brothers in Arms. Notable artists he has played with are Anita Baker, Sting, Weather Report, Mariah Carey, Madonna, David Bowie,Continue reading “Drummer Omar Hakim: Getting Lucky with Daft Punk & Stevie Wonder”