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Ahmed Fofana

Ahmed Fofana

Ahmed Fofama is a multi-instrumentalist born in the Ivory Coast to Malian parents. Growing up around music, his talents range from wind instruments to percussion, with a poetic style.



Ahmed Fofana grew up in the griot tradition of poetry and music. A talented multi-instrumentalist, he has played the flute, balafon (African xylophone), kora and hand drums for numerous Malian greats, including Ali Farka Toure, Toumani Diabaté and Vieux Farka Touré. Whilst still touring them, Ahmed is also focusing on his own projects, including his new album, Riff Mandingue, recently released on Akwaaba Music.