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""Best Production""

“ I am so impressed with this CD. It sounds awesome! Probably the best local production I’ve ever heard! I’m proud to be a part of it!”

-Sheldon Corbett , Saskatoon, Jazz Society
(Inaugural Recipient-Saskatchewan Celebration of the Arts Pin)

- Sheldon Corbett-Jazz society Saskatoon


"One of the best produced CD's..."

"Paul Benjamin has this ability to take you on a trip around the world with his music. Paul takes styles and sounds from music from around the world, and crafts it into a very marketable, mainstream package. Well produced and well performed. Paul Benjamin has what it takes!....one of the best produced CD's we have recieved"--Matt Bradley, Magic 98.3 FM.
- Matt Bradley, Magic 98.3


""Im in a foreign country at Paul's Show""

“Do not expect to be bored during Paul’s show! With his different styles - upbeat, grooving - and variety of ethnic tunes, it never gets old, and I always feel like I'm in a foreign country during the show! He and the band always come out giving 110% of their energy throughout the whole night, which infects everyone else at the show.”

- J Wong


""An amazing experience!""


“I came to hear Paul’s music. My body heard the music and we just had to dance. An amazing experience." - Eduardo, professional dancer from Cuba


""He involves the audience!""


“ Many of my friends have come to Paul’s shows and whether or not they feel comfortable with dance, they always feel compelled by the music to join in. The fact that he involves the audience in his shows keeps it interesting and entertaining.”
- ST


""Really got the crowd going!""

“Was the best concert of the summer! We loved your performance! It was awesome and you really got the crowd going!” - C Guide


""Leaves you smiling and dancing!""

"Paul Benjamin and his entourage hitting the stage is like plugging your headphones into a spinning world globe....a spinning world globe that leaves you smiling and dancing"


- Curtis Anderson-Shaw T.V


"Dom Famularo on Paul"

"Im very impressed with Paul's dedication and passion. He has a very unique musical ability in musical expressions. He has a very original approach and will have a long career in the music industry" -Dom Famularo/ International Drum Eucator and Clinician - Dom Famularo


""Definite world view""

"... It has created a definite world view to music, which Benjamin wraps in modern electronic covering, creating a unique musical experience in the process." - Yorkton this week- Calvin Daniels


""Awesome blend of styles!""

"Paul Benjamin has constructed an awesome blend of styles- all of it mixed with an electronic edge that accentuates his catchy melodies and burning grooves!... A world class percussionist and a crafty pop songwriter, he is one of those composers who's riding the wave of the future" - GLOBAL RHYTHM MAGAZINE


Discography

Feel This Rhythm
Produced by Paul Benjamin
Released October 2007

Streaming on CBC Radio 3, Magic 98.3, KMFB Mendocino, KZYK Philio (California) and at paulbenjamin.ca

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Bio

PAUL BENJAMIN

“…A world class percussionist and a crafty pop songwriter, he is one of those composers who's riding the wave of the future."
-Global Rhythm Magazine

Born in Canada, raised in India, influenced from time spent in Japan, Cuba and the Middle East, Paul has been influenced by music from around the world. Paul has trained with teachers in Canada, Cuba, South India, New York and Los Angeles. A student of some of the most sought after drum set artists of our times he is a true artist and performer in every sense.

Fresh and original, this global musical journey is comprised of a myriad of styles: Jazz, Pop, R&B, Samba, Electronica, Afro Cuban, Middle Eastern, South Indian Karnatic music and more! Paul’s self-produced debut album is raking in impressive reviews while people continue to get caught up and groove to his infectious rhythms at his concerts.

A true multi-cultural experience combining percussion and dance, his incredibly high-energy shows are marked with authentic dances, intense drum duets and fiery solos. Paul takes you on a journey with songs in English, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese and Spanish weaving in and out of authentic styles effortlessly. Paul has put together a phenomenal dance band unlike any other, fusing elements of world culture, language and a plethora of dance styles ranging from afro-cuban, reggaeton to funk and straight ahead disco.

Paul has had extensive experience touring and was part of a 13 city national tour of China. He performed at some of China’s finest concert halls and had the honor of performing for the Ambassador of Canada in China. In Japan, Paul was part of an international band comprising of members from 4 different continents. This band made it to the finals of the famous Japan Emergenza festival in 2008. Paul has opened for Cuban band Maraca and Los Angeles band Los Lobos.

What makes Paul stand out is not only the fact that he is a world-class drummer but he has a gift for drawing people in with his voice and his stage presence. His music has been showcased on CBC
National Television (Canada) and has received significant airplay on Canadian radio, including CBC Radio 2. Performing in a variety of settings, Paul has entertained in Canada, China, Japan and India and continues to inspire people wherever his music takes him.

You really need to see and hear this to believe it!!!

Paul has been showcased in the April/May issue of "Global Rhythm" magazine. His song "Take Me" was part of the compilation CD that accompanies the magazine.