Mor Thiam

His name is Thiam (pronounced Chom), which means historian in his native language. Mor Thiam is a descendant of the Dagon tribe of Senegal, and was born to a family of historians who use the drum to tell the story of the Wollof people in Senegal. Mor Thiam, master drummer, teacher and performer, has been performing since the age of eight, and has taught drumming at many major African and American Universities, including the University of Dakar in Senegal (when he worked with the National Ballet of Senegal), the University of Miami and Boston University. Perhaps, no other African drummer has received as much recognition as Mr. Thiam. The legend of his technique on the djembe and other African membranophones is unrivaled.