Baobab Stage Theatre

Adama Bilorou Dembele

Born in Burkina Faso, Adama Bilorou came from a caste of griots. He was initiated at an early age in the technical knowledge of his caste. At 13, he entered the Abidjan Djolem becoming the soloist of the band as well as the National Ballet of the Ivory Coast. In 1999 he founded the troupe Djélikan and participates in Massa festival.

Adama was also a conductor of the Binkadisso troupe. In 2001 he was recognized as the best drummer of his generation.

Throughout his meetings and his many projects, Adama works with big names such as Salif Keita, Alpha Blondy, Ray Lema, Cheick Tidiane Seck, Paco Sery, Manu Dibango, Toure Kunda, Seckou Keita, Trilok Gurtu, Mamadi Keita and Antonello Salli.

Today, with the help of art (free) frica, Adama Bilorou develops his own musical projects and compositions.

He offers especially designed projects around his favorite instrument, the chromatic balafon.

Join us for 3 nights of African culture workshops!

Dec. 5th – 8:00-9:30pm
African Chant Workshop
$15 for the class

Dec 8th – 6:00-7:30pm
Drum Workshop
$20 for the class

Dec. 10th – 6:00-7:30pm
African roots in modern music
$20 for the class