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Abdou Mboup & Waakaw
Ensemble

Contact
Abdourahmane Mboup


Address
Po. Box 8119
Union City, NJ, 07087
Phone
201-539-4000

Additional Info
Year Founded
1974
Repertoire
Jazz, World Music
Size
Sextet
Instrumentation
String

Abdou Mboup was born in the small town of Kebemer, Senegal to a family of oral historians and musicians. Having studied traditional drumming under the tutelage of his family, Abdou soon became a key figure in the development of the Mbalax style (Senegalese dance music). In fact in the early 1970s, he was the first musician to incorporate various traditional instruments into Senegalese popular music. As a player, he has collaborated with Michel Petrucciani, Angeilque Kidjo, Nina Simone, Chico Freeman, David Murray, Joe Zawinul Syndicate, Harry Belafonte, Ron Carter, Steve Turre, Jon Faddis, Billy Higgins, Kenny Barron, Jason Moran, Joe Lovano . He taught at the New School University, and is the leader of his own band WAAKAW.

News

07.18.2017

My next album entitled African Lullaby will be out soon. We just finished record it and to come the mixing and mastering. Will keep you posted