William D'Souza, a Carnatic Percussionist creates rhythm through a curious blend of eastern and western music. William quotes “My first experiment in fusion music earned me the rare honor of being country's first drummer to play Indian rhythms on western drums, for well-known Bharatanatyam dancers in the country''.
Born in Mozambique (Portuguese-Africa) but raised in Goa, William grew up listening to his father Simon D'Souza playing the violin and his mother Thelma D'Souza teaching ballroom dancing.
In 1987, he was declared best drummer in the southern part of the country at the jazz-rock festival. William's career in drumming can be traced to 1975 when he first associated himself with the Goan troupe, “The Band”.
He has toured extensively with foreign and Indian bands and is also as a solo performer. He has been influenced by Rock & Roll, RnB and Jazz. His recent performances were in 2007 where he played at the “World Jazz Festival” in Bangalore, Internationally, he also toured South Africa in 2008 with a fusion band from Chennai.
He played with the Brasilian instrumental maestros Acuri at Gonsalves Mansion on 15th August 2009.