MAMADOU is a world-class ensemble showcasing the original musical works of Senegalese luminary Mamadou Diop.
Having shared the stage and collaborated with countless African greats including Baaba Maal, Mamadou Jimi Mbaye and Mbaye Dieye Faye in the Madison Band (formerly of Youssou Ndour), Thione Seck, Nicolas Menheim and Papa Seck in the band Africando, the Grand Soda Mama, and many others, Mamadou introduced his signature rhythm guitar sound around the world.
Mamadou Diop has had opportunities to connect with influential giants including James Brown, the Jackson Five with Michael Jackson, Nelson Mandela - all personal inspirations for his art.
Now, fronting his own award-winning band, he resides in the USA composing and performing new and amazing songs about peace, love, hope, family and friendship, bringing a positive vibe to our world.
Band members include:
- Mamadou Diop - Lead vocals, rhythm guitar, lead percussion
- Adam Zampino - Keyboards and bass, backing vocals
- Michelle Cherie - Backing vocals, percussion
- Jacob Pardee - Lead guitar
- Martin Case - Saxophone, horns, percussion
- Joey Frechette - Lead percussion
- Erik Bistany - Bass
- Mitch Cohen - Drum kit