Lisa Purmodh

Internationally celebrated drummer and percussionist in Reggae, Afro-Funk, Soca, dancehall R&B, Funk, and Calypso music, Lisa Purmodh began nurturing her musical talents at the young age of 6 when she picked up her first pair of sticks and started learning from her father, James Purmodh from The Fiji islands. James is legendary pioneer of reggae drumming since the 1970s, a time when Afro-Caribbean music was unknown in the county of Australia.

Lisa launched her professional career at 19, performing with the esteemed African Diaspora in a sold-out show at The Basement, the premier Blues and Jazz venue in Sydney, Australia. In recent years, Lisa has performed throughout Europe, North America, and South America, with celebrated Indigenous artist Xavier Rudd.

Highly regarded by world’s top reggae artists, Lisa has performed in Jamaica with Damian Marley, and recorded with Stephen Marley. She has also shared the stage with world renowned artists Ky-Mani Marley, Third World, The roots, Steel Pulse, Aswad, Toots and the Maytals, Machel Montano, and Bunny Wailer, to name a few.

Lisa has established herself as a positive role model to young women across Fiji and Australia with mentorship initiatives, music workshops, and performances classes. She has been featured extensively in the press and has become the most renowned female reggae drummer in the music industry today.

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