Lauriane Ghils

Composing sound: Meditative, Minimalist, Organic sounds, Latin American and West-African influences

Lauriane Ghils

Lauriane Ghils is a percussionist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and masseuse. She discovered her passion for music at the age of 6, when she started to play the piano, and would very soon begin to compose. At 15, she got to know a large variety of Latin American percussion through a renowned Mexican percussionist in Belgium, Osvaldo Hernandez, who would become her teacher during some years. At the same time, she found a deep passion for Malinke music through the djembé and later through the Kamale N’goni, the latter being very present, as well as the piano, in her compositions.

At the age of 21 she decided to enroll at the Jazz Studio in Antwerpen, Belgium, for a period of two years, after which she discovered the Codarts conservatorium of music in Rotterdam, in Holland, where she achieved a Master in Latin Percussion at the world music department.

In the past years she has collaborated with artists such as, amongst others, Shirma Rouse, Kim Hoorweg, Ilja Reijngoud, Toke d Keda, Manny Rod, Toy Viera, Luan Barbosa, Marivaldo Paim, Gerardo Rosales, Babara Bangoura, Lucas Van Merwijk, Pink Oculus and Karim Baggili. She also had the chance to perform as a musician and actress for a production of the Maas Theater with whom she toured in the Netherlands.

She now has several musical projects such as Lwela Kasulwe, Si Cristina, Krosshart, Ariah Lester and ReCuerdas. She also teaches percussion at School of Music and is a professional masseuse.