Great Octave Foundation Program Coordinator
Natalia Perlaza was born in Colombia, South America and moved to the United States as a teenager where she earned a basketball scholarship to attend Albertus Magnus College. She was recognized for outstanding achievement in both her basketball career and her academics during her studies at Albertus Magnus.
Several years ago Natalia began studying Middle Eastern Drumming. Since then she has performed across the United States, Turkey and Egypt (where she appeared on Egyptian TV), and she has shared the stage with master drummers such as Said El Artist, Raquy Danziger and Okay Temiz.
Currently she plays as a guest musician with Raquy and the Cavemen. She has also recently appeared on the cover of Chronogram Magazines after collaborating with artist and engineer Edward Tufte.