I studied djembe music with Fotigui TOURE and took lessons, participated to workshops or just played along with the followings musicians: Fode YOULA, N'Toman KEITA, Noumoudy KEITA, Mamady KEITA, Diarra KONATE, Lamine BAYO, Moussa FAYE, Lamine DIBO CAMARA and M'Bemba CAMARA.
I founded PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE with Mare SANOGO and Ali WAGUE in 1984. We started in a close to traditional mandingo style, then I made it evolve in a more experimental direction. Roger RASPAIL, Miguel GOMEZ, Florent HALADJIAN, Emmanuel BAUDRY and Epizo BANGOURA joined us. We recorded an LP - Percussion Ensemble - with some additional guests: Christian NICOLAS, Daniel GOYONE, Olivier FRANÇOIS, Fanta KOUYATE and Mangala CAMARA. The album was recorded and mixed by Christophe DUPOUY at I.R.C.A.M - thanks to Olivier KOECHLIN - and Studio DAVOUT. Radio France Internationale gave the LP the "DEMBA CAMARA" Prize. In 2007 Philippe NASSE republished the CD along with a DVD of one of PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE concerts he filmed in 1987.
I played and/or recorded with M'Bemba CAMARA, Fode YOULA, Ryo NODA, Ray LEMA, Dee Dee BRIDGEWATER, Arshie SHEEP, Joachim KHÜN, Kazumi WATANABE, Jean Louis AUBERT, Stefan RIGERT, André CECARRELLI and DURAN DURAN.