Date of Birth: November 25, 1963
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Place of Birth: Serrekunda
Musa Mboob, born on November 25, 1963, in Serrekunda, Gambia, emerged as a significant figure in the realm of Gambian percussion, singing, and dance, building upon a rich family tradition spanning six generations, inherited from his father, Doudou M’Boob, a renowned Gambian percussionist.
His professional journey commenced in 1985, marking the beginning of a prolific career as a performer, captivating audiences with his rhythmic mastery at traditional ceremonies, weddings, and concerts. In 1987, Mboob's talents led him to assume the role of Technical Director for Youth Against Drugs and Alcohol, enriching the organization's theater group in Banjul, Gambia. His expertise extended beyond performances, as he shared insights on Rhythm Communication with international audiences from Germany, Sweden, and Holland.
Mboob's dedication and skill were recognized at the Gambian Cultural Festival in July 1988, where he was honored as the preeminent percussionist in Gambia, receiving accolades from the Minister of Culture and the Director of Arts and Culture. This acknowledgment affirmed his status as a cultural ambassador for Gambian music.
In 1990, Mboob's talents transcended borders, leading him to England to record the album "Mboob Mbalahal," showcasing his virtuosity on the drum. Since then, he has continued his musical journey, collaborating with renowned artists and bands both in Gambia and abroad, notably touring and recording with Alan Skidmore & Ubizo and contributing tracks to the album "50 Journeys." Additionally, he collaborates with Ousman Beyai in the band "Xam Xam," enriching the global music scene with his Gambian heritage.
Currently residing in Peacehaven, East Sussex, on England's south coast, Mboob remains actively engaged in various projects aimed at fostering musical exchanges and collaborations between European and Gambian musicians, further solidifying his role as a bridge between cultures and a steadfast promoter of Gambian music on the international stage.