B i o g r a p h y

Amadou Fall is a native to Senegal, West Africa and comes from a family of musicians; His father, Mamadou Fall was a guitarist who played with several well-known Senegalese musicians one being Baba Maal. Amadou is the one that brought the Kora to his family at the age of 10. The Kora, which is a 21 stringed instrument of fishing line, is made from wood, Calabash (Gourd) and cow skin and can best be described as the African Harp.

While he was growing up, Amadou’s family lived near a city of Griots (West African story tellers and keepers of tradition). He often visited the house in which the Griots lived and there he was taught how to play a few songs on the Kora. Amadou fell deeply in love with the instrument and went back to his city and built himself one from scratch.

He started his new journey of mastering the art of Kora playing from the little he had learned and the rest has been self-taught Amadou has been playing Kora for 20 years now and has performed with various artists such as Baba Maal, Fatou Lowbe, Ibrahim Ba, Djembe Rhythm and Irene Tassambendo and many more. He has played extensively on the African continent (Senegal, Mauritania, Congo, Burkina,Faso,Mali, Togo, Benin, Ivory Coast and Nouadibou).

Amadou also been sought out and played in other parts of the world such as France, Belgium, Italy, Hungary, England as well as the United States. Amadou has also participated in several recorded albums for music artists from around the globe.

Amadou Fall currently resides in California where he hopes to bring people from all walks of life together in peace with music from Africa, all through the breath-taking sounds of his Kora.

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