Playing for Change: Mohammed Alidu

Mohammed Alidu was born into the Bizung lineage of talking drum chiefs of Northern Ghana. From the age of three, Alidu’s father taught him the history of his tribe, singing and the language of the talking drum as his ancestors had done before him. In 2004, Alidu spent one year in Madagascar, collaborating with local artists. It was there that he started to compose and perform his unique blend of Afropop music, fusing traditional and contemporary elements from West Africa and Madagascar, creating a totally unique and passionately African sound.

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