Fodé Bangoura is a Guinean drummer currently residing in New York where he teaches Jembe and performs in ensembles. He was a part of the 2007 U.S. tour of Les Ballets Africains which toured to 20 cities and 13 states.
He was featured in a 1999 article of City Pages when he was teaching in Minneapolis which praised him with the words, “Fodé Bangoura commands something akin to awe among a score of local musicians, and he’s a sort of statesman in the local West African community.”
Fodé’s CD is available at CDBaby.
He was featured in Fara Tolno‘s Jembe DVD, FaraBaKan: Traditional West African Djembe Performance which was shot in January 2003 in Michigan. A short clip is available here.
This video shows Fodé performing with Fara Tolno.
Here he is the lead drummer at the Sogbety Diomandes West African Celebration in Ohio in 2006.