Mor Thiam
Senegalese musician
Mor Thiam
Mor Thiam is a Senegalese drummer, cultural historian, entertainment consultant and is the father of the famed singer Akon . His surname is pronounced "Chahm". He has a grandniece named Neneh Silla. Thiam, a member of the Dogon ethnic group, played drums from before the age of eight and had begun playing professionally by age 12.
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Senegalese workers embark on strike in Delta firm - Nigerian Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
Nigerian Tribune gathered that the protesters, led by Mor Thiam, barricaded the entrance into the company as early as 8.00 am, over the management's failure to pay their July salary, as well as the decision to deport them over complaints on salary
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Querella contra un buque por el abandono de su tripulación - La Provincia - Diario de Las Palmas
Google News - over 5 years
Ahora son siete: Issa Sidifall, de Mauritania; Mor Thiam, de Senegal; y Juan Ismael Reyes Velázquez, cubano, entre otros. Los tres explicaron hace unos días, cuando supieron de la subasta del buque, que el mayor problema del Iballa G es que se ha
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Lendemain des manifestations du jeudi : Reprise des activités à DAKAR - Le Soleil
Google News - over 5 years
Aujourd'hui, nous sommes venus mais rien ne marche », constate Mor Thiam. Juste après la banque Sgbs, les marchands ambulants hèlent les passants. « Qu'est-ce que vous voulez acheter ? ». L'entrée à la « salle de vente » est grouillante comme
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CRITIC'S NOTEBOOK; Breakthrough Hit in a Jailhouse Lament by One Who Knows
NYTimes - over 12 years
Every summer a handful of relatively unknown acts sneak onto the pop charts, aided and abetted by breezy songs that sound best when they're wafting out of car windows. So if you had been strolling down a Brooklyn street a few weeks ago, you might have noticed three or four young women in a parked car, yelling along with the crooner on their stereo,
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POP AND JAZZ GUIDE
NYTimes - over 14 years
A selective listing by critics of The Times of noteworthy pop and jazz concerts in the New York metropolitan region this weekend. * denotes a highly recommended concert. RASHIED ALI WITH SONNY FORTUNE, Tonic, 107 Norfolk Street, Lower East Side, (212) 358-7501. Since his involvement with John Coltrane about 35 years ago (what a way to start a
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POP AND JAZZ GUIDE
NYTimes - about 16 years
A selective listing by critics of The Times of noteworthy pop and jazz concerts in the New York metropolitan region this weekend. * denotes a highly recommended concert. ALHAMBRA, Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, at 95th Street, (212) 864-5400 or (212) 545-7536. Just over 500 years ago, before the Inquisition, Spain had a thriving Sephardic Jewish
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POP AND JAZZ GUIDE
NYTimes - about 18 years
Here is a selective listing by critics of The Times of new or noteworthy pop and jazz concerts in New York City this weekend. * denotes a highly recommended concert. JOSE (EL CANARIO) ALBERTO, Copacabana, 617 West 57th Street, Clinton, (212) 582-2672. The bandleader and singer -- his orchestra regularly backs up Celia Cruz -- is one of the more
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Pop and Jazz in Review
NYTimes - about 23 years
World Saxophone Quartet Sweet Basil 88 Seventh Avenue South (above Bleecker Street) Greenwich Village Through Sunday The World Saxophone Quartet has in many ways been a victim of its own success. Its members travel and work fairly regularly with other groups, making it hard for the band to perform. And after losing its most impressive composer,
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Pop and Jazz in Review
NYTimes - over 24 years
No World Improvisations The Knitting Factory Only three continents -- Australia, Asia and North America -- were represented when No World Improvisations performed on Tuesday night. Mor Thiam, the group's West African drummer, was delayed in transit, leaving Adam Plack on Australian didjeridoo (a hollowed-out tree trunk horn), Jin-Hi Kim on Korean
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Katherine Dunham's Mission: Giving Children a Gift of Dance
NYTimes - over 25 years
The summer heat bears down on a scrubby lawn in East St. Louis, a small desolated city on the banks of the Mississippi River that has become a national symbol of poverty and despair. But the air also throbs with excitement and pride as the young dancers of the Katherine Dunham Children's Workshop here expertly move through pieces in a wide variety
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New-Music Festival; The Festival's Finale: 11 Bands on 4 Stages
NYTimes - over 27 years
LEAD: For its finale, New Music America presented ''Night of a Thousand Bands'' at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Saturday night - actually, 11 bands in four hours on four stages, with concertgoers free roam. The lineup was diverse (jazz, rock, Minimalism, African music, Iranian or Cambodian pop and sundry hybrids), and audiences, each member on
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mor Thiam
    CHILDHOOD
  • 1973
    In 1973 and 1974 he performed with the jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard and has also performed and recorded with the World Saxophone Quartet.
    More Details Hide Details He toured Europe with the Alvin Ailey Dance Company (1989). He has also performed and recorded with the cross-cultural ensemble No World Improvisations, with Jin Hi Kim and Joseph Celli. Thiam regularly serves as a consultant for many African projects around the United States and serves as the executive director of the Stone Mountain, Georgia-based Institute for the Study of African Culture. Thiam's wife is named Kine Gueye Thiam. http://www.konfidence.org/founders.phphttp://memory.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/loc.natlib.ihas.200003748/default.html She is a dancer, and came to the United States in 1972. http://www.konfidence.org/founders.php Thiam's son with Kine, Akon (born Aliaune Thiam), is an R&B singer. Mor Thiam currently lives in Orlando, Florida and performs regularly at Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort. With Don Pullen and the African Brazilian Connection
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  • 1941
    Born in 1941.
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