Senegalese drummer known for traditional music dies at 85

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 19, 2015 at 4:41 p.m.



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DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The family of a well-known Senegalese drummer says that Doudou Ndiaye Rose has died at the age of 85.

His family told state television that Rose became ill and died Wednesday morning.

Rose was known to have introduced traditional Senegalese music, notably music using the tam-tam, to the world. He toured through Africa, and to Japan, France and the U.S.

He also collaborated with Miles Davis, Peter Gabriel and the Rolling Stones.

Rose led an orchestra of more than 30 drummers. His family members also belonged to his group.

His orchestra performed last month in Dakar in a festival that honored him.

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