Noumoucounda is a Kora player, percussionist and lead vocalist. He is a perfectionist artist, committed and with a sense of improvisation and extraordinary adaptation.
International tours of Noumoucounda allowed him to participate in several art events along with other world-renowned artists such as Youssou Ndour, Ky Many Marley (son of Bob Marley), Ira Colman (bassist of Herbie Hancock) Ernest Ranglin, Alpha Blondy, Omar Pene, Red Rats, Princess Erika, MC Solaar and Stromae (album 2013).
Noumoucounda graduated from the Conservatory of Music and Dramatic Art in Dakar, following four years of study kora and dance. His mastery of rhythm and melody make this one of the most gifted musicians of his generation.
Rich in various musical experiences this artist began a solo career which resulted in her first international album recorded in Geneva during the summer of 2009 and released in 2012. This album is the result of Noumoucounda's collaboration with the Swiss group "Phat4."
March 1st to 8th: African arts and spectacles market (Masa), Abidjan Cote d’Ivoire
February 14th 2014: Sauti za Busara Festival, Zanzibar, Tanzania
November 1st 2013: International expo of African Music, Yaoundé Cameroon
August 3rd 2013: Summer stage Andernos les Bains, France
February 2013: Featuring Kora, album ‘Racine Carrée’ (Stromae )
December 2012: TV Pilot Club Momo in London
November 2012: Concert Balattou 4372 Boul.St-Laurent, Quebec Canada
November 2012: Live concert at Upstairs Jazz Montreal, Canada
Summer 2012: Baba Maal World Tour, European Tour Omar Pene
December 2010: Kora solo, opening ceremony of the 3rd World Festival of Negro Arts (FESMAN), Dakar
July 2010: Paleo Festival 2010 with Chaka Jr, Nelson Mandela Day at the Shanghai World Expo
June 2010: Couleur Café Festival with Fredy Massamba
1999-2008: Tours in Africa, Europe and America with the formation of hip-hop and dance Senegalese "Positive Black Soul" and Didier Awadi. Kora, dancing, drumming and singing.
2007: World Social Forum in Brazil, Mali and Kenya with Didier Awadi
2006: Francofolies de La Rochelle with Didier Awadi, kora
2004: Featuring kora on the track "Wari" Alpha Blondy; kora Featuring the song "Hijo de Africa" Mc Solaar.
2004: Released from his solo album Tambacounda in Senegal
2002: Benefit to the Balatou, Montreal bar with Zale Seck and Mathieu, kora, percussion, vocals
Fall 2002: Dance Workshops Sabar Africa Movements
2002: Teaching Sabar dance dance troupe Taafé Fanga
1999: Attendance at Nuits d'Afrique and the Quebec City Summer Festival with Positive Black Soul
1997 Tour of America with jazzman Ernest Ranglin, kora