N’dongo M’baye – Senegal
Tama – Senegalese percussion
N’dongo M’Baye was born in Senegal into a griot family. He studied the Tama, also known as the ‘talking drum’, from his father, while simultaneously his mother taught him traditional sabar dance. He’s collaborated with Carlos Santana, Nas and now with Sean Blackman. In the late 80s, N’dongo joined celebrated musician Baaba Maal, and his ensemble, Daande Lenol. N’dongo has performed with Baaba for more than 20 years.