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Njaga Issambaye

About Njaga Issambaye: Njaga is a master drummer born in Yoff, Senegal. He is a Griot, (West African poet, praise singer, and wandering musician, considered a repository of oral traditions). As a small boy he learnt Mbalax, the traditional drumming rhythms of Senegal, from his uncle. He has released several CDs in Senegal and West Africa and plays every type of drum - sabar, djembe, tama talking drums as well as drum kit. He also plays bass, acoustic and electric guitar, and sings.

Njaga has neen kit drummer for the National Orchestra of Senegal, has played in Yussou N'dour's band, and toured in the show Africa Africa.

His new band is called Njaga Issambaye and the Sumbary band. He is currently recording his 5th CD in london

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