Kimati Dinizulu - The Essence of Organic Music


Nana Kimati Dinizulu first heard the sound of the drums in his mother's womb.

Those echoes were the drums of the late Nana Yao Opare Dinizulu, Nana Kimati's father. Nana Kimati's father was one of the world's renowned African drummers, and was one of the leading practitioners of African Culture and Drumming in the western hemisphere. Kimati's mother, Alice Dinizulu, was a principle dancer for Asadata Dafora's Dance Company.

Asadata Dafora, who was born in the West African country of Sierra Leone, was the first African to put African Dance, Song and Music on the Broadway stage in the United States of America in the 1930's to the 1950's.

Nana Kimati Dinizulu began his study of traditional African music with his father and mother at the age of one.

He later went on to live and study African music in Ghana, West Africa from 1977 - 1979 and presently has made close to thirty trips to Africa where he now resides part of the year. more


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