Mohammad Shabani’s story as a self-taught Percussionist is nothing short of inspiring as he started to explore his talent at a very young age. Born in Tehran in 1987, the Iranian Percussionist started to learn percussion at the age of 13. In the same year, he was good enough to play with the percussive band, “Ada” on stage.
From that time until he turned 16, he worked with several semi-professional bands in the field of pop music with the conga instrument and gained more experience. He continued to study the instrument by himself until he was 18 after which he traveled abroad to study the instrument with Luis Ernesto Gomez and Adrian Gonzalezes. This, of course, helped him to get more professional experience and exposure which he would later leverage to collaborate with some of the most important people in the Iranian music industry.