MAMADOU

About MAMADOU

World Beat travels from West Africa to the Czech Republic to the United States, meeting in Boston, MA for an eclectic blend of exotic rhythms and powerful percussion jams that will set your feet and spirit dancing! Weaving together diverse musical traditions with the powerful rhythms of West Africa, the unique and high energy music of MAMADOU sets feet and spirits dancing. The band performs original music based on authentic African rhythms and arrangements, composed by <a href="http://web.mamadou.com/index.php?option=com_content&amp;task=view&amp;id=28&amp;Itemid=70"><strong><font color="#c64934">Mamadou Diop</font></strong></a> of Dakar, S&eacute;n&eacute;gal, who takes these fundamental African rhythms and layers them throughout his music.<br /><p>At the heart of MAMADOU&#39;s music is the drum. Powerful are the rhythms of S&eacute;n&eacute;gal, making a connection with the soul of each listener. Each musician is given command of separate, offset rhythms, making this music among the most danceable around. Sung in Wolof (Mamadou Diop&#39;s native language), French, and English, the songs speak of the importance of love, friendship, and spirit; all in a manner that transcends language and cultural barriers. MAMADOU has been enthusiastically received by club and festival audiences who welcome the opportunity to experience their joyful combination of musical genres.</p><span class="article_seperator">&nbsp;</span> <table border="0" class="contentpaneopen"><tbody><tr><td colspan="2" valign="top"><div class="pagenavcounter"><img src="http://www.mamadou.com/images/splash/splash001a.jpg" border="0" alt="" hspace="5" width="123" height="95" align="right" />No other band performs with such a command of African poly-rhythms and as high an energy as MAMADOU. Performing original songs and arrangements, MAMADOU has developed a unique sound that WILL GET YOU TO DANCE!! The rhythms that emanate from MAMADOU are infectious, and have to be experienced to be understood. The truly multicultural band is led by the immensely talented Mamadou Diop (pronounced &#39;maa-maa-doo jop&#39;).</div><p align="justify">Prior to coming to the United States, Mamadou Diop was considered one of the greatest rhythm guitarists in Senegal, and unique in his approach to music. He toured Africa, Europe and Canada performing with some of Senegal&#39;s most noted musicians and bands. Today, Mamadou resides in Massachusetts, constantly writing and arranging new materials that are introduced routinely in front of live audiences. He and his band are ready to bring their creations to you! </p><p align="justify"><strong>Says Mamadou...</strong> &quot;It is my wish for this music to be in direct contact with the soul of the audience, to lift up their spirits and to bring a sense of freedom to their minds.&quot;</p><ul><li><em>It was brought to our attention that Mamadou Diop is one of, if not, the only West African rhythm guitarists living in the United States.&nbsp; Of course, we like to think that he is one of the best <img src="http://web.mamadou.com/mambots/editors/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-cool.gif" border="0" alt="Cool" title="Cool" width="13" height="13" /></em> </li></ul></td></tr></tbody></table><div class="back_button"></div>
 

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