Master Drummer from Senegal, West Africa
Amadou Diallo, Master of the Hrin Style of religious drumming and Tabala, began drumming in 1985 in Senegal. He later went on to play djembe, dun duns and marimba.
Amadou has trained and performed with numerous dance and drum companies throughout West Africa. In 1992, he began training with the Foret Sacre Ballet and stayed with them for three years.
Amadou performed with the Ecole d'Art in Dakar for one year.
Amadou performed with The Group Thomas in Gambia for three years.
Back in Dakar, Amadou played with The Ballet African for four years. At the same time, he worked with The Kaklaimbe Group and freelanced with Ballet Welingara.
In 2001, Amadou went on tour with The Ballet Bougarabou and came to the United States, where he currently resides.
Amadou lives in the Hudson Valley, New York and has performed with numerous groups including: Fakoli Dance and Drum, Foret Sacre, The Sarouba Group, The Vanaver Caravan, Foliba, Nego Gato and John Specker and Shout Loula.
Currently, Amadou teaches drumming at The Living Seed in New Paltz, New York.
This versatile musician is available for performances (solo and with his ensemble) and for workshops, residencies and parties.
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