Interview with M’Bemba Bangoura

While at the Won Na Won Malan conference in Chicago, Illinois, Paddy caught up with M’bemba Bangoura. Won Na Won Malan was hosted by Moustapha Bangoura, and there were many great drummers and dancers around.

M’Bembe gives us a better idea of who he is, his drumming background, experience and his drumming influences.


Author: James

James loves music, especially Djembe drum music. He has been studying traditional djembe drumming since 2004. Nearly all his free time goes into developing

4 thoughts on “Interview with M’Bemba Bangoura”

  1. Merci Maitre…. for the course you gave here in Mexico a few months ago…. thanks for your time, patience and joyfulness for the Mexican Drumming Team.



  2. Thanx for the interview Paddy, and for the subtitles, for the wind made it a real mess. I always liked MĀ“Bembas playing, although never had opportunity to meet him..

  3. what a living treasure! if you ever get the chance to study dance or drumming with m’bemba or to go to guinea with his tour, you should. he is a great teacher with a rare understanding of the music, tons of experience, and a very cool person. a true master! thanks paddy…

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