Thierre Diarra (born 2006)

Thierre & Adama

Thierre with his father, Adama Diarra 2010

Thierre is the son of Adama Diarra, one of Mali’s most brilliant djembe players, a griot of Bobo ethnic background, although he specialises in the Mande griot tradition. Thierre has been playing the djembe since he was a toddler, and his sisters dance. The family lives in Bamako.

Thierre, 2011

Thierre in 2011

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