Malian musician Adama Daou has developed his practice with african percussions (djembe, dumdum, calebasse and balafon) since childhood, while attending the tradition ceremonies of his community.
In 2000 Adama moved to Paris, participating in multiple concert tours throughout France and Europe. Adama has traveled and performed with music groups like Lo’jo and the Norma Claire Dance Company. Alongside his performative career, Adama organized and hosted regular classes and workshops in african dance and percussion in France, Guyana and Mali – both independently and in conjunction with community organizations.
Since 2011, Adama Daou has been based in Montreal, Canada. He is a keynote musician for many music festivals across Canada, and works as an integral artist within Zab Maboungou/Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata’s contemporary creations and training program.