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Djamil resides in the Bay Area. Contact him to take private or group percussion classes for adults or children, hire him to perform with his brothers at a show, party, wedding, or special event, or travel with him to Senegal for a workshop. See below for contact info.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ~ Mobile: 415.410.6854 ~ Facebook: Djamil Diop
Djamil is a master Doun Doun, Djembe, and Sabar drummer from Senegal, West Africa. He comes from a long line of Sabar Griots, who have passed down his people’s traditions and history through the language of the Sabar drums. The sixth in a family of seven internationally recognized musicians, he began his musical education from the time he could walk under the tutorial of his older brother, Badou, who studied with the Djembe greats and toured Europe as the lead drummer for the Senegalese National Ballet.
In Senegal, Djamil performed with several Senegalese National Ballets and recorded melodies for Senegal’s most renowned musicians. Stateside he has performed across the country with various traditional West African, Reggae and Fusion bands at festivals, school assemblies, and shows (like the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival and the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival). Jamil is a patient teacher. He has instructed students of all ages from around the world. He drums for West African drum and dance workshops and summer camps across the USA and leads drum and dance workshops in Senegal annually. He has extensive experience teaching adult group, K-12, and university classes in the Bay Area.