Soul Sacrifice is a Tribute to the music of Carlos Santana and all his various bands over the years. Santana really provided one of the first and lasting musical marriages of modern pop stylings with roots folkloric style percussion and hand drumming. As such, the study and performance of this music has been invaluable.
Nokuthula are a Zimbabwe (Shona) style marimba-based group, that also incorporate mbira, bass, and guitar. I play a hybrid rig with this band, incorporating hand-drums with bass-kick-snare. This is soulful party music. We do educational shows for schoolkids as well as special events and clubs, festivals, etc.
Every now and then, I get to play with Los Lobos.