Ruben van Rompaey is turkishdrums/percussion artist and drum teacher. He has been fascinated by drums and percussion since he was a child and started to play drums at a very early age. Along with his early passion for jazz, he developed a strong interest in ethnic musical styles and sounds. Ruben was constantly being inspired by the influential turkish multi-instrumentalist and musicologist, Yasar Saka. During his study at the Rotterdam Conservatory Holland, Ruben made interesting musical voyages to US cities like New York and New Orleans, where he immersed himself in the local music scene.