02.20.16Sybil Cooksey

Just realized you don't check facebook that often. Reposting on this page a message I sent last week in hopes of making contact. S.

Hey. I'm thinking that you are the Joe Salvati who used to go to NYU and studied batá in Cuba in the summer of 2004 or 2005. (It was too long ago and I'm old now, so I can't recall which summer it was.) I met you then and saw you maybe a couple of times after at the jazz gallery in New York. Whatever summer that was, it was hot and we used to hang out on the steps of the Chaplin theater in 23rd street and watch all of Havana walk by. You would tell me about the awesome drumming lessons that you were getting from a Cuban master, and frankly it was all Greek to me at the time. (I was way more into literature and architecture at the time.) Anyway, I was thinking about all of this recently as I attended a mixing session for a friend of mine who was doing a show on batá for Afropop Worldwide. http://www.afropop.org/27508/ancient-text-messages-bata-drums-in-a-changing-world/ Seems that you're living on the other side of the world now, but just wanted to drop a line and say hey, I remember you, and was thinking of you recently. Hope you are well. All best, Sybil


Hi Joe, I have a four and half years old son. I wonder if you can teach him play with some simple drums with hands or sticks? Thanks.

03.07.13Hayden Rumble

Hi Joe,

I'm the head of a team launching a site to list every class and activity across St Kilda & surrounding suburbs - it's a free service

Take a look and let us know if you'd like your percussion & music classes to be listed




11.08.11Stav Drakopoulos


This is Stav Drakopoulos, I manage Kyma Greek Restaurant on Fitzroy St, St Kilda. We are looking to connect with businesses in our local area and extend a special Christmas lunch menu as well as catering options for your Christmas party this year. Kyma's menu features high quality, authentic Greek cuisine, specialising in fresh seafood that has received consistently glowing reviews from customers and clients. For more information on the package, please visit: http://www.kyma.com.au/featured/banquet-special

If you would like more information on the quality christmas packages we have available, please email us at info@kyma.com.au or call us on (03) 8598 9083. Booking availability is strictly limited, so make sure to place your reservation in time before the last tables are booked out.

We also have catering packages available for all corporate functions, birthdays, weddings and celebrations, so we are able to customise packages to suit your individual requirements all year round.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Warm regards,
Stav Drakopoulos,
Marketing Co-Ordinator
Kyma Restaurant
1/12 Fitzroy Street,
St Kilda, VIC, 3182

08.11.10Mark Cananzi

Hey Joe

There's some awsome music on this site.

I'll be catching you live soon to get me more of this very cool and earthy vibe.


01.04.10Jonathan Cohen

You totally rock dude