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The Talking Drum Orchestra / Bio

Coming from lineage of drummers ,Dabi Debo Ayanlola Kanyinsola, the world most sought after talking drummer today wanted to do something different from his father's while growing up,but was caught in the web of destiny,which redirected his focus.
The multi linguist artiste did not only return to drumming,even, in a foreign land as a way of eking out a living,but he ended up establishing an all drummers orchestra that cuts across Nigeria's ethnic groups and promotes African culture.
Drumming is the focal point of Dabi 's life after his graduation from the University Of Montpellier ,France where he studied ,a Masters degree holder in Linguistics
Dabi speaks,reads writes 10 international languages well enough to amaze you.
His fluency in these international languages and his unique rooted drumming styles,gives him an iconic status around the world. He has been featured on .JAPAN MTV/ NHK ,TOKYO TV,NAGOYA TV, ASAHI TV,BERLIN AFROTAKTV, NTA10,AIT,MITV ,LTV7, AFRICAN MAGIC-YORUBA DSTV-IDAN IRAWO,AGOGO AYO ..etc
The first African drummer to collaborate with a symphonic orchestra "The British Embassy Choir" produced by the renowned British TV composer Howard Goodall in 2006.It was a huge success.
He is recognized globally for his work as a Grand Master Drummer and one of the most sought after African percussionists.
He has facilitated workshops on Yoruba traditional dance and drumming styles to audiences in the US,Europe and Asia for the past 10 years.
Dabi Debo Ayanlola Kanyinsola is the founder and leader of the Talking Drum Orchestra Of Africa.

General Info

Band Members
22 Members
Artist Name
The Talking Drum Orchestra
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World / Dundun Afrocentric / World/Traditional

Contact Info

Lagos Nigeria, NG

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