Abdoulaye Toure was born in Conakry, Guinea, West Africa, and began drumming at 10 years old. In time, he became well-versed in the traditional music of his country, excelling at playing djembe, kenkeni, sangban, dun dun drums, and krin. He has performed with Guinea’s highly acclaimed National Ballet Djoliba and with Papa Kouyate’s Les Petits Sorcier, traveling throughout West Africa including Gambia, Gabon, Burkina Faso, and Mali. Abdoulaye is currently based in New York. He is a resident musician for West African dance classes at Princeton University during the academic year. He has taught drum workshops in Kingston, Jamaica, performed at world music venues Shrine and Silvana in Harlem, and performed at numerous New York public schools through Wula Drum. He also performs widely at traditional wedding and baby naming ceremonies for local African communities and teaches weekly group classes in Harlem.