Biographie

Adama, est né le 7 juin 1954 à Nouna dans la province dela Kossi, ville située à 250 km de Bobo-Dioulasso et à320 km Ouagadougou. Il fit l’école primaire de ladite ville de 1962 à 1966.

 

Son père Salifou Dramé fut musicien de profession. Il a eu à son actif 4 disques 78 tours parus chez OPIKA au Congo Belge entre 1954 et 1956. Il est décédé en 1996.

 

 

Sa mère Assita Koné fut elle aussi chanteuse professionnelle. Elle est arrachée à notre affection en 1992. Adama Dramé a une vie conjugale très riche.

 

 

Mariam Silla qui elle a participé au tournage de tous ses albums et enfin Adjara Cissé qui l’a conduit dans plusieurs de ses tournées et un Solo dans son Album en live.

 

 

Adama Dramé est Père de 12 enfants:
Noms Professions
Noms Professions
Amadou Musicien à Strasbourg
Assita Employé commerciale de Bank à Ouagadougou
Sanata En Etude supérieur d'expertise Comptable à Lilles (France)
Salimata Etudiante en Compatbilité
Aminata Etudiante à Bobo-Dioulasso
Yaya Etudiant en Electronique
Oumou Secondaire Bobo
Niangalé secondaire
Aramatou Secondaire
Salifou Modibo primaire
Mahomed primaire
La petite Mahoua Nouveau née

 

Master percussionist Adama Drame is a sixth-generation Djeli griot from the Malinke region of South Africa.
Following in his father's footsteps, Drame became a djembe-playing griot--a revered village storyteller/historian, who recites his people's important events -- wars, family histories, seasons and hunts -- to the rhythms of the djembe drum.
A griot's performance can last beyond a full night, and mistakes in tempo or phrasing are not tolerated.

Once Drame decided to become a griot, he and his father practiced extensively, and he joined his father's group at the age of 12.
Though the griot's purpose is preserving the heritage of his culture, Drame's father also added modern touches to his band, including guitar, accordion and a horn section. Similarly, Drame extended his musical range to an assortment of drums, including the talking drum, the bongolo and the tchoun, and expanded the international presence of the griot by taking his performance to venues all over the world.
Recordings like Giant of Djembe and Mandingue drums spread his message of South African cultural preservation and revitalization even further. Along with his performing and recording duties, Drame is a percussion instructor and the artistic leader of the Ballet Foliba.