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Drummer Vlodi Tafel needs help

Vlodi Tafel certainly isn’t the type who would sit down on his butt and whine. Just the way he has lived the last 31 years of his life is good proof of that, which you can read about below. Since the man himself is not ashamed to ask for help, we shall appeal to BeatIt viewers for the same even louder. Włodzimierz “Vlodi” Tafel is the only professional working drummer in Poland, possibly the only one in the world, who plays drums using a full prosthesis for his leg. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to guess it is neither cheap nor everlasting.

By making a donation to the Jasiek Mela Beyond Horizons foundation (Poza horyzonty, KRS 0000320551, account no.: 79880400000000002395510001) you can help Vlodi raise funds to pay for a new artificial joint. Make sure to add the annotation “Vlodi Tafel“!!!

Vlodi 1(Zdjęcie: Sławomir Haratym)

As a teenager, Vlodi Tafel was diagnosed with bone cancer and underwent an amputation surgery of his left leg. Forced to give up playing soccer, he resolved to devote all his time and energy to the other love of his life – music. Thanks to his persistence, he was admitted to the F. Chopin Music School in Warsaw, Poland. Two years later, he started to study drums at the Jazz Dept. there, which he finished with flying colours, earning his degree andthe title: „Musician – Drummer”.

Vlodi Tafel has done live and studio work for such renowned Polish bands and artists as: Futurobnia, Apteka, Róże Europy, Mr. Gil, Believe, Anita Lipnicka, Patrycja Markowska, Zbigniew Wodecki, Robert Chojnacki, Marek Kościkiewicz, oldBreakout.