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Harlem Jazz Series – Abdou Mboup

November 4, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The best live creative jazz in Harlem!

The oral historians and musicians of Kebemer, Senegal raised Abdou Mboup. Having studied traditional drum with his family, he became a key figure in the Mbalax style (Senegalese dance music). In the early 1970s, Abdou was the first musician to integrate a variety of traditional instruments into Senegalese pop music. A few years later, he joined the Dakar-based Xalam group, which was toured Europe and Africa under the sponsorship of South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela.

In the 1980s,¬†Abdou¬†encountered American trumpeter Jon Hassell at the Womad festival in the UK, whom he subsequently recorded and performed with. For the next decade, he was Eddy Louis’ percussionist. Concurrently, he taught percussion at Loisirs et Culture music school and formed the jazz fusion band Sixun. As his endeavors have grown, Abdou has toured and recorded in Africa, Europe, America, Southeastern Asia, Japan, Nepal, and India. From the 1990s to the present, he has composed original pieces for Jean Luc Ponty, Pharaoh Sanders, Tom Tom Club, and Randy Weston.

In addition to collaborating with Nina Simone, Joe Zawinul Syndicate, Kenny Barron, Hary Belafonte, Michel Petrucciani, Eddy Louiss, Ron Carter, Buster Williams, Joe Chambers, Steve Turre, Jon Faddis, Billy Higgins, Joe Lovano, Bob Stewart, David Murray, Bill Laswell, Jason Moran, Regina Carter, Wycliffe Gordon, Ronny Jordan, George Cables, Toots Thielmans, Africa Bamba, Jon Lurie, Chico Freeman, Craig Harris, Richard Galliano, Michel Portal, Claude Nougaro, Didier Malherbe, Johnny Clegg, and Manu Dibango, Abdou teaches world music rhythm at the New School University in New York and lives in Union City, New Jersey. He leads his own band WAAKAW, which refers to his native Wolof countrymen.

There is only one set 7:00pm – 8:00pm.

Tickets: $20

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