Soma’s drumming was her entry in the seventh annual Hit Like a Girl global drumming competition for female percussionists, The purpose of the contest is to spotlight female drummers/percussionists and encourage drumming and lifelong musicianship for girls and women, regardless of age or playing level. Check out the video, her footwork is superb.
Soma was not a prizewinner in this year’s competition, but the video of her performance went viral delighting the interwebs. According to NPR, Soma has been learning the drums since she was two-years-old, performing onstage since the age of four. She also plays drums and keyboards and singing in her family band, Kaneaiyoyoka, who released a video earlier this year for their song ‘Whether It’ll Do‘ / ‘Happy‘ which features Soma.
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John Bonham in action. pic.twitter.com/RLPpNCPseX
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