DUDU' KOUATE PERC'SUONI E MEDI'AZIONI INTERCULTURALI
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Dudu' (Doudou) Kouate:
Born in Senegal in 1963 by a family of griots, known to be the custodians of African cultural tradition and music. After humanistic studies in his country he moved to Europe. He lives in Bergamo, where he teaches African percussion since many years. He gives clinics on the history of traditional African instruments, trying to trace the territorial boundaries of the populations. Percussionist, instrumentalist, playing in various bands and theatrical productions. The constant search for the sound (sound of elements), has always lead him to new experiences in the world music. Recognized enhancer of traditional instruments, especially percussion and idiophones, he has managed to devise their inclusion within the diversity of musical contexts. In Italy he has made with the director and musician Alberto Nacci the soundtrack for the short film "The moving town" presented at the Locarno Film Festival. Has recorded with the group Odwalla, with whom he's been playing for years, two DVDs and two CDs including the latest production: "Medusa, the world of percussion and voice". He has recorded with Bergamo saxophonist Guido Bombardieri the album "African Thought". He recently collaborated with Bakan Seck in the Youssou Ndour's JOLOLI Dakar recording studio. He plays also with Pietro Tonolo who is decleared the best italian saxophonist. Recently he's formed his own trio band with an israelian singer,african percussions and xalam melodies,and at last a jazz sax player.