Savvas Thoma (Percussion)

Born in Larnaca in 1987, Savvas Thoma has been the percussionist of Rumba Attack since its formation in 2013.

Savvas began lessons in Latin percussion with Lefteris Moxovia in 2006 and became a member of the ethnic music group ‘Tat-Τnabar’, with whom he took part in various theatrical performances such as Bertlolt Brecht’s ‘Ubu Roi’, and ‘Zoo’, based on George Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm’, which won the award for best musical theatre in 2007 from the Cyprus Theatre Organisation, in collaboration with Paravan Productions.

Together with Tat-Τnabar, Savvas also played at events such as the ‘Moving Silence Festival’ by the Artos Foundation, the Cyprus Film Festival at Rialtho Theatre and the 9th Jazz Festival in Pomos.

In 2010 he took courses in bendir from the Greek percussionist Thoma Kostoulla.

Savvas has also contributed to the contemporary dance lessons of the ‘Maria Kamberis Dance Studio’, which collaborated with the children’s’ music-theatre productions ‘To Skaw’ and ‘Magiki Avli’.

Savvas has also been a member of the music group ‘Sandy Brour’ since 2013, with whom he has appeared at many esteemed local festivals across Cyprus.