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Cheikh Anta Diop rang a bell.
Cheikh Anta Diop rang a bell. It's the name of one of the tracks of a CD I have by the Senegalese master drummer Doudou N'Diaye Rose.
Rose does Diop
Now that's good to know! Here is the track so everyone else can hear it. Would have been appropriate if the track had a lead female vocal.
True story: I had a
True story: I had a Senegalese Uber driver in NYC a couple years ago who told me she grew up next door to Rose in Dakar and had a few drum lessons with him. Small world these days.
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