Since 1992, Alex Weiss & Different Drum have performed throughout the Carolinas, bringing their unique sound that bridges Africa and the Americas to schools, universities, multicultural festivals and communities. An award-winning composer and music educator since 1978, Alex received the Durham Arts Council's Emerging Artists Grant and the NC Arts Council's Artist Fellowship for songwriting. In 2015 Alex Weiss & Different Drum performed at Fiesta del Fuego a week long event in Santiago, Cuba. At this point Mr. Weiss has played music on every continent but Australia and Antarctica. Alex’s stories and music reflect his travels. Instrumentation includes cornet, harmonica, soprano, soprano & alto recorders, bass guitar, congas and a variety of percussion instruments.