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Ahmad Compaoré

Drummer, composer and rare improviser, Ahmad Compaoré is a musician of freedom. Of Egyptian and Burkinabé origins, he confirms his singular talent alongside Fred Frith, Marc Ribot, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Otomo Yoshihide or Egyptian choreographer Karima Mansour. Free from boundaries, he equally enjoys the most extreme experiences in alternative and improvised music, jazz and fusion. Recipient of the Culturesfrance "Hors Les Murs" award in 2005 and 2008, he lived in India and Japan as part of residencies of creation. The year 2011 is marked by the formation of the trio NAFAS proposing an original repertoire mixing jazz fusion and world music, not forgetting the essential MUSIQUE REBELLE jam sessions which always hold in store their share of surprise guests. With a constant craving for exploration and discovery, Ahmad Compaoré shares his creativeness between music, dance, theatre and digital art.. He also teaches drums and contemporary percussion through the association La Boîte à Musique based in Marseilles. While giving concerts and master classes, he continues his journey on the road of rhythms, those of a musician without borders...