Aboubacar Sylla

Djembe, Balafon

Abou Sylla is an international performer from a long line of griots (traditional musicians) in Guinea, West Africa. He was a member of Les Ballets Africains, the prestigious national dance company of Guinea, for six years during which he played not one, but five instruments – balafon, djembe, krin, doundoun and bote. Abou is based in Austin, Texas and is dedicated to sharing his passion for African music and culture through performance, teaching, choreography and instrument-building.

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