A musician of Malian descent, Adama Daou began his practice of African percussions (djembe, dumdum, calabash and balafon) as a child taking part in traditional ceremonies.
In 2000, Adama settled in Paris and toured extensively in France and across Europe with groups including Lo’jo, Zenzile, Adama Yalomba, Maré Sanogo and Yéléna. He performed at festivals that included Printemps de Bourges, Solidays, Musique du Bout du Monde, Africolor, Africajarc, Festival d’Avignon, Festival de Jazz à Montreux and Châlons-sur-Saône. During this time, he also had the opportunity to perform opening acts for Manu Dibango, Guem, Youri Buenaventura and Habib Koite.
In addition to touring in Europe, Canada and the United States, Adama regularly held courses and internships in African percussions and dance. With his training in guidance of leisure activities for young people, he also served as a monitor at schools and as a socio-cultural worker among juvenile delinquents.
Living in Montréal since 2011, Adama Daou is driven by a desire to help the public discover Malian percussions, creating musical projects with artists from various backgrounds, developing percussion training workshops and helping develop socio-cultural activities around music.