Yahya Alkhansa

Born on Dec 26th 1981 in Tehran, Yahya Alkhansa started playing Tonbak (a Persian hand percussion) at the age of 9. He played traditional music for 7 years before switching to drum set at the age of 16.

He has toured with many Iranian underground rock musicians and joined “127” band in 2002. He has performed in world festivals with them including Italy’s Arezzo wave and SXSW in Austin TX. He has done world tours with Mohsen Namjoo, KIOSK and other prominent Iranian musicians.

Yahya has a bachelor of science from Azad University of Tehran in Metallurgy. He moved to the United States to pursue his education in Music. He studied The Diploma program in New York City’s Collective School of Music and graduated in June of 2012.