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Artist biography Maxwell "Machinegun Max" Wright
Maxwell Wright is one of the three percussionists in Ojos de Brujo (meaning 'Eyes of the Wizard'). Together with Sergio Ramos and Xavi Turull (alias Capitán Cresten), Max Wright keeps the beat with a battery of percussion that includes everything from tablas, congas, derbouka, beatbox and trap drums to the traditional wooden box (cajon) and syncopated handclaps (palmas) of classic flamenco.
Max comes from a theatre and percussion background through Formentera and London. He also takes part - from behind the cajón - in Acción-Reacción-Percusión, but he has also excursions to the mike that leave the audience breathless. His muscles and buttocks move, but the audience starts to drool when Max begins to create percussion sounds with his voice in frenetic rhythm. It is as if he had vocal-cord shaped finger and a cajón in the palate.