Arnaud Dolmen is a drummer, percusionist and composer. This musician has «a sensitivity and musical intelligence, including a quite exceptional rhythmic level» making his style unique. Airy, dynamic, swiftness and fineness could describe Arnaud…and result from his numerous world influences.
Arnaud has become an ecletic and popular drummer. We can experience his unique sound in those different musical genres:
- JAZZ (Jacques Schwarz-Bart, Mario Canonge, Baptiste Trotignon, Bojan Z, Laurent de Wilde, Alain Jean-Marie, Donald Brown, Annick Tangorra, Lisa Simone, Jonathan Jurion, etc.) ;
- WORLD MUSIC (Jasser Haj Youssef, Yuri Buenaventura, Fayçal Salhi, Naïssam Jalal, Charlotte Wassy, Grand Baton, Hervé Samb, Calypso Rose, Munir Hossn, etc.) ;
- GWOKA AND TRADITIONAL WEST INDIAN MUSIC (Tanya Saint-Val, Zagalo, Dédé Saint-Prix, René Geoffroy, Christian Laviso, Kimbòl, Mizikopéyi, Jacob Desvarieux, Admiral T, Soft, Dominique Coco, etc.) ;
- CREOLE JAZZ (Franck Nicolas, Grégory Privat, Sonny Troupé, Jerry Léonide, Etienne Charles, etc.) etc.
Whether it is a collaboration on stage or in the studio, each of his musical encounter nourishes his creativity and leaves an indelible mark on his pair of drumstick.
Native of Guadeloupe, Arnaud discovered music as a child. Indeed, he studies Gwoka music (traditional music of Guadeloupe), a bridge which linked him to the Ka (drums played in gwoka) then to the classic drums at the Marcel Lollia «Vélo» School (under the artistic direction of Georges Troupé).