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Javi Cordovilla

Hora Zulu


With MEINL since:



December 03, 1980

Zodiac Sign:


Place of birth:

Tanger (Morocco)

Currently living in:

Granada (Andalusia)

Favorite MEINL cymbal:

Soundcaster Fusion Trash Crash 16"

Drumming since:

With ball pens and cardboard boxes, since in 1989 I heard “And Justice for All”, of Metallica. Professionally, since 1995.

Car that you currently drive:

I have not. I bet for public transport and sustainable development :)

Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:

Trekking, ecology agriculture and pets (dogs and hamsters)

Favorite Food:

Pork Knuckle

Favorite Drink:



Autodidact. From the observation and respect to those artists I admire. Gary Chester’s and Marvin Dahlgren’s books have helped me very much, too.

Highlight of your career so far:

Now. Because any moment in which challenges, adventures and possibilities arise, turn to be the most important moment of a career.

Drumming strengths:

Strength and versatility.

Drumming means to me:

The physical extension of a creative mind and love for music.

Advice for up and coming drummers:

Steadiness. So much. And observation. Humility and an open mind, without bounds or fears. And learn to know oneself.

How would you describe yourself:

A lover of life in a permanent state of learning.

When I look back on my life one day, I would like to be able to say:

“I am exactly where I want to be”.