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, the designer of his drumsticks. While he is trying on clothes at http://www.Schuyler4.com showroom to wear at his Grammy performance with Daft Punk, Omar also gives us a great breakdown on the history of drumsticks, talks about the drummers who have influenced him, his new website and the drummer’s community.
Notable artists he has played with are Anita Baker, Sting, Weather Report, Mariah Carey, Madonna, David Bowie, Miles Davis, Chic, Bryan Ferry, Aziza Mustafa Zadeh, Everything but the Girl, Marcus Miller, Kazumi Watanabe, Lee Ritenour, Chieli Minucci, The Rippingtons, Bobby McFerrin, and Daft Punk, among others.