About Us

I am a West African drummer / djembe player based in London since 2015. I am a teacher in primary and secondary schools, and hold weekly classes for adults in south west London. I also perform for private events and repair and sale djembes!

Before arriving in the UK, I spent many years learning and “collecting” traditional rhythms from Senegal, Mali, and Guinea. In Senegal, he was a soloist in many Ballets, notably the Batogai ballet at the Blaise Senghor Cultural Centre in Dakar. Dia has had the opportunity to play the djembé with maestros, Modoun Khoulé (Mali), Idy Kanté (Mali), and in 2009 with the great international maestro, Mamady Keita (Guinea), during a professional workshop organised by the Ministry of Culture.

I now share my time between Dakar (Senegal) and London, teaching drums in regular classes and workshops, and performing in live shows

Dia is an amazingly talented drummer and teacher with a special gift for making everyone feel special and included. His workmanship and repair skills on djembes are thoroughly recommended

– Sue

Being a mediocre student of drumming from Northern California and finding myself in London for insurance meetings, I googled ‘African drumming London’ on a whim. Dia’s website popped up, and we easily arranged a meet-up. What a great lesson! Got to learn a bit about the West African drumming tradition and a terrific new rhythm, break, and call. What fun! Dia’s not only one fantastic drummer, but also very warm and welcoming – a real pleasure to learn from and drum with. A true highlight of my week in London. I’ll be back!

– Sarah

If you would like to see some videos, check out my YouTube channel. To learn more about my services, click the links below:


Our lessons


Private Events


Djembe Repair


Djembes for Sale