Adama Dembele
 

33rd generation djembe player from Cote d’Ivoire, West Africa
NEWS:

SEPTEMBER 16, 2016: 4th Annual Soumu at Salvage Station, featuring Zansa, Les Amis, Kevin “KalimbaMan” Spears, Imani School of Dance, and Adama’s LEAF Drummers. Soumu 2015 raised enough money to help us purchase land in Mali, West Africa. This year, we hope to raise money to start rebuilding Djembeso Drum & Dance Education Center. 

DECEMBER 2015: Join us at Hi-Wire Brewing on December 10. Hi-Wire will be donating 15% of sales to help rebuild Djembeso!

NOVEMBER 2015: Help rebuild Djembeso! We have ALMOST raised enough to buy new land on which we will rebuild the Djembeso Drum & Dance Education Center in Mali, West Africa. Learn more about the project HERE. While our Indiegogo campaign is over, we are still accepting donations. Checks made out to LEAF and mailed to:

LEAF
Attn: Elena Chu
377 Lake Eden Rd.
Black Mountain, NC 28711

Check memo: Adama fund

JANUARY 2015: On January 12 the Ivory Coast government demolished the Dembele home, among others, and Djembeso music center in Abobo, Ivory Coast, citing 
unsafe conditions nearby. Fundraising efforts are underway.
Here are some articles about the tragedy- 
Mountain Xpress
Asheville Grit
World Music Central
www.zansamusic.com



Click here to see Adama’s talk/performance at TedX Asheville 2012!

NEWS:


SEPTEMBER 16, 2016: 4th Annual Soumu at Salvage Station, featuring Zansa, Les Amis, Kevin “KalimbaMan” Spears, Imani School of Dance, and Adama’s LEAF Drummers. Soumu 2015 raised enough money to help us purchase land in Mali, West Africa. This year, we hope to raise money to start rebuilding Djembeso Drum & Dance Education Center.


DECEMBER 2015: Join us at Hi-Wire Brewing on December 10. Hi-Wire will be donating 15% of sales to help rebuild Djembeso!


NOVEMBER 2015: Help rebuild Djembeso! We have ALMOST raised enough to buy new land on which we will rebuild the Djembeso Drum & Dance Education Center in Mali, West Africa. Learn more about the project HERE. While our Indiegogo campaign is over, we are still accepting donations. Checks made out to LEAF and mailed to:


LEAF

Attn: Elena Chu

377 Lake Eden Rd.

Black Mountain, NC 28711


Check memo: Adama fund


JANUARY 2015: On January 12 the Ivory Coast government demolished the Dembele home, among others, and Djembeso music center in Abobo, Ivory Coast, citing

unsafe conditions nearby. Fundraising efforts are underway.

Here are some articles about the tragedy-

Mountain Xpress

Asheville Grit

World Music Central

www.zansamusic.com




Click here to see Adama’s talk/performance at TedX Asheville 2012!




photo credits: Cameron Yeager, Margaret Hester, Kristen Marie Greene, Ian Rawn, Joseph Carney, Brad Kuntz