Mamadou

Mamadou

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Well known for their West African, world fusion sound and their vibrant live performances that are filled with dancing and interaction with their audience. Led by the irresistible stage presence of master rhythm guitarist and drummer, Mamadou Diop

Biography

Boston band MAMADOU is well known for their West African, world fusion sound and their vibrant live performances that are filled with dancing and interaction with their audience. Led by the irresistible stage presence of master rhythm guitarist and drummer Mamadou Diop (pronounced 'maa-maa-doo jop'), MAMADOU is known in Boston and New England for their high-energy performances that present a world-class cultural experience. Mamadou Diop blends various styles with his native Senegalese rhythms. The songs of MAMADOU encompass a variety of musical styles such as Reggae, Latin/Cuban, Cross-rhythm and live improvisation. The guitar and drum led West-African pop sound of MAMADOU includes the rhythms of high-life, juju, rumba, samba, salsa, and reggae blended into authentic Senegalese ethnic rhythms. Although MAMADOU's songs are primarily sung in Wolof, the language of their music is universal and their audiences instantly react with joyful dancing. Prior to coming to the U.S., MAMADOU leader Mamadou Diop (known throughout West Africa as Modou Diop) was considered one of the great rhythm guitarists in Senegal.

Discography

2002 DJIBI

2006 NADINE (Loud Dust Recordings)

Set List

percussion and instrumental jamms, just for fun. All the while, we share positive messages and African culture throughout our shows.

Incomplete Song List

AFRICAN
Nadine
Sweet Susan
Ibou
Woma
Thiedo
Samina
Daouda Sane
Kine Camara
Dimbe
Afrique

LATIN/CUBAN
Bailar
Berey Lin
Senegal
Dane

REGGAE
Ignan
Show Me The Way
Me
Cherie
Solo Lemme
Why Not
Baobab

CROSS-RHYTHM
Kathleen
Djibi
Ami

IMPROV
Drum Jamms
Spontaneous Songs (unrehearsed)

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