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Djamil DiopDjamil 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.

 Djembe & Dunun Group Drum Classes in San Francisco
Mondays, 7-8pm
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
            All levels welcome
                          $15 per class; $5 drum rental
                                Call in advance for drums
                                        Djembe & Dunun Private Drum Classes in San Francisco
                                     $40 per class
                                    Call to set up time.
                              Sabar Drum Class in Oakland
                              Sundays, 4-5:30pm
                             Soundwaves Studio
                                   Senegal Workshop
                                   December 29, 2014-January 10, 2015
                                    Scroll down to bottom  of this page  to see more info.
                              Shows, weddings, special events in the Bay Area
                              Call Jamil to hire him and his brothers to play.

E-mail: ~ 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.