Thursday, August 20

Senegalese drummer Ndiaye Rose dies

Renowned Senegalese drummer, Doudou Ndiaye Rose, is dead.

He was 85.

Rose family announced his death on Thursday morning.

Famous for playing the tam-tam drum, he toured the world and played with jazz legends such as Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, and the Rolling Stones, the BBC reports.

He led an orchestra of more than 30 drummers, many of them his relatives.

The United Nations cultural agency declared him a “living human treasure” in 2006 for keeping his country’s traditional rhythms alive.

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