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Lea Salamin

St Jean, Switzerland

Lea has been playing the drum for over ten years, and has been a member of the Grimentz Fifres et Tambours society since 2015.

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At the age of 8, i.e. in 2010, I started learning the drum with a dozen other youngsters from the valley, at the Val d’Anniviers drum school. After five years of learning the basics and pieces, I joined the Grimentz Fifres et Tambours society. I thus became the society’s first female drummer, exactly 50 years after its foundation.
There are currently three female drummers in the ranks of the Fifres et Tambours du Val d’Anniviers.