SKU: DL - AKD95
Country of Origin: Mali
Abdoul Doumbia was born and raised in Mali. He was called to the drum at the age of five and completed a 16-year apprenticeship under Moriba Keita. Doumbia worked with a number of companies in Mali, including Babemba (as lead drum of the 47-member troupe), in addition to being chosen as the representative of his region for eight consecutive years for the National Drum Festival of Mali. Doumbia was brought to the US in 1991 by Brown University and later moved to Boulder, Colorado, where he lives with his wife and son. Abdoul teaches and performs regularly across the US, and he takes students to Mali each year to study the music and culture.
All instruments on this album are played by Abdoul Doumbia. Modern is his own creation, made from a mixture of Malian rhythms including Dansa, Cou Cou, Didadi, Madan and Goumnbe.
DSD Comment: This CD is out of print and new copies are unavailable. We are happy to be able to re-issue this CD as a download.
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