Ivan Conti (a.k.a. Mamao) is one of the greatest drummers on earth. A true rhythmic innovator, he is Brazil’s answer to Tony Allen, Steve Gadd, and Bernard Purdie (no small claim considering the country’s famed samba connection). Known by most as one third of Azymuth, his career spans far beyond with over half a century’s worth for recordings with the likes of Milton Nascimento, Eumir Deodato, Marcos Valle, Hyldon, Gal Costa and Jorge Ben. Mamao recorded an album with hip-hop royalty Madlib under the shared moniker ‘Jackson Conti’ and more recently an entire studio set for Joe Davis' London based label Far Out Recordings entitled 'Poison Fruit' in 2019.