August 11, 2023

Adama Daou



Adama Daou

Photo courtesy of the artist


Adama Daou is a master of the balafon and accomplished percussionist (djembe, doun-doun, calabash) from the city of Mopti, Mali. He learned to play by taking part in traditional ceremonies and attended the National Institute of Arts in Bamako. Some of Montreal’s top musicians join him for the performance.

About Adama Daou

A Malian musician from the city of Mopti, Adama Daou developed his skills in African percussion (djembe, dumdum, calabash and balafon) by participating in traditional ceremonies during his childhood and through his training at the National Institute of Arts in Bamako. Moving to Paris in 2000, he performed and toured with groups like Lo’jo and dance companies. Based in Montreal since 2011, Adama Daou is constantly guided by a strong desire to introduce Malian percussions to the public while creating musical projects with artists from different horizons, performing, developing workshops, and participating to the development of sociocultural actions based on music. In addition to touring across Europe, Canada and the United States, Adama regularly hosts African percussion, dance classes and workshops. For this concert, Adama Daou, is joined by a selection of the top players in the African music scene in Montreal. Une musique qui nous raconte une histoire… 

Dates & Times

August 11
7pm – 7:45pm


Stage in the Park

A performance stage on our West Lawn

Outdoors; No formal seating

Wheelchair Accessible

235 Queens Quay W.

Toronto, ON, M5J 2G8