Percussionist, Rhani Krija, was born in Essaouira Morocco, in the heart of the Gnawa culture, in 1971. While in his teens, he began listening to traditionel musical styles from North Africa, which formed the foundation for the music he plays today. Well-known for his knowledge of and ability to play authentic Andalusian, Arabic, African and Latin rhythms, Rhani has become a highly sought-after, international percussionist.
Currently living in Germany, Rhani has spent the last couple of years recording some fine percussion samplers for major record Labels and performin around the world.
Rhani has been appearing, recording , touring and sharing the stage with : Sting, Dominic Miller, Herbie Hancock, Al Di Meola, Placido Domingo, Peter Gabriel, WDR Big Band, SWR Big Band, Vince Mendoza , Annie Lennox , Prince , Klaus Doldinger, Vince Mendoza, BAP, Sarah Connor , Herbert Grönemeyer, BAP, EMEL, Hindi Zahra , OUM , Max Mutzke , Martin Grubinger, Royal Symphonie Orchester of London, WDR Orchester.