Ndiaga Issa Mbaye – Issa for short – was born a griot in Yoff, Senegal where he was taught how to play traditional drums and the Senegalese musical rhythms “Mbalax” and “Sabar” since his early childhood.
As a young man, Issa played percussion and drumkit in the Senegalese national orchestra for six years. He went on to become a regular member of Youssou Ndour’s band and has played with many other famous Senegalese musicians.
“This man and his music show the true face of traditional Senegalese music” – Youssou N’dour
• Ndiaga Issa Mbaye presents ‘Children of the World‘, written, arranged and sung by Ndiadga Issa Mbye; filmed in Yoff, Senegal, by Giselle Winston; edited by Paul Lion Sinclair.
• Ndiaga Issa Mbaye presents ‘Mbeuguel‘ with the Nila Band.
• Senegalese magazine article about Issa written in French.
• Issa on Facebook
• Issa’s YouTube Channel
• Issa’s Tumblr blog