Thank you, 2017… Welcome NewYorkWild.Life!

What. A. Year…

I’d like to thank everyone who helped me along my path this year, those who supported and influenced me, and those whom I’ve had the privilege to work with this year.  You all inspire me and give me the strength and understanding to continue toward my goals and lessons.  I appreciate all the opportunities I’ve been blessed with this year, and look forward to continuing to cultivate my skills, feelings, abilities, and passions.

With love in my heart, I present to you a new project title and purpose.  NewYorkWild.Life is a self-assessment, a look inward to define what I can express outward, and an honest interpretation of what I’ve found within and wish to share in hopes of inspiring and entertaining.

I am grateful to be in the company of my partner, Agave L’amour.  Your constant support and inspiration keeps wind in my sails, and continues to prove the impossible is only what we allow to beat us.  You are a great teacher and beautiful human, and I thank you for everything.  Here’s to so many more impossibly beautiful moments with you.  Tqm

Now then… ready for 2018?  😉



jojoSOUL’s Partnership with Master Drum Builder Ibrahima Diokhane

My djembe is my love, my weapon, my tool.  I perform, teach, and write with my drum and have settled for nothing less than the finest authentic drum available.  This drum is built by Ibrahima Diokhane.  Ibrahima is a master drum builder from Senegal, Africa, who began building drums as a child.  He brought his craft to New York City in 1986 and sold his drums on the streets in the East Village and in Brooklyn.  He is now a grandfather and has continued to master his methods using authentic materials from Africa and innovating his creations, always remaining committed to quality and sound.

I am proud to announce my partnership with Ibrahima, and my new Drum Sales and Repairs section at the top of is your spot to find information on djembes, djun djun, sabar, kalimba, kora, balafon, bata, congas, shekere, bells, and any other percussion your heart desires. Please visit this new section and email me at to place orders, schedule repairs, and ask any questions about how I can help you find the finest drum available made by a master drum builder to suit your needs.

Thanks for your continued support, and I look forward to sharing my love for these drums with you!