Master Drummer from Mali
Doumbia was born and raised in Mali, immersed in the ancient musical and
cultural traditions of this West African nation. He was called to the drum at
the age of 5 and completed a 16-year apprenticeship under Master Drummer Moriba
Keita. Abdoul worked with a number of professional dance/drum companies in
Mali, including serving as lead drummer for the renowned traditional drumming
and dance troupe, Babemba, for 9 years. He was also chosen as the
representative of his region for 8 consecutive years for the National Drum
Festival of Mali. Abdoul was brought to the United States in 1991 by Brown
University. He moved to Boulder, Colorado in 1998 where he lives with his wife
Katrina and 2 sons. Abdoul teaches and performs regularly across the United
States, and also organizes CULTURAL TOURS to MALI on a regular basis.
Featuring Aboul Doumbia (djembe, vocals), Morikeba
Kouyate (kora, lead vocals), Karamba Dambakate (balaphone), and Joh Camara
(n'nanga, djun djuns, vocals). M'fake
translates as "our father's work". The band chose this name to acknowledge
their commitment to the traditions of their ancestors.
||Abdoul's Solo CD
All instruments on this album are played by Abdoul
Doumbia. The tracks include a variety of Malian Traditional drumming rhythms
arranged by Abdoul, including Dansa, Cou-Cou, Didadi, Madan, Goumnbe, Tandro,
Sounou, Dogon, Maraka, Somono, Ferabanka, and Dou-nou-ba.