NABY CAMARA was born in Boke, a village in the coastal region of Guinea, West Africa. He is a
, or traditional oral historian, as are (were) his father, brother, grandfather, and great grandfather. The legendary balafon player Amadu Djabate was Nabi's first teacher. Nabi began playing music at the age of three, and is a master of Balafon, djembe, and DounDoun. In Africa, Nabi played for many traditional ceremonies, weddings and celebrations. He was also a member of numerous well-known groups such as Fatala, Les Merve, Mandeng Yahara, and Les Ballet African de Guinea. Since then, Nabi has travelled the world performing the sweet melodies of the Mandingo People and sharing his rich culture.