Alpha Oulare

»Alpha Oulare was born in Faranah from an original Mandingo family in Guinea Conakry and comes from the generation of the seventies. He started playing drum at the age of 5. He describes himself: ›I saw the Djembé in a dream after I had left a cultural place where I had met Ma Siré Camara. I was 10 years old and I said to him that I love the music, then he told, come with me‹, ›I studied with him for 5 years and soon became a member of his ballet. Afterwards I joined the group Kounkouré Bamba. At first, I accompanied and later became a solo Djembé player…‹ ›I then met Famoudou Konaté and Mamady Keita. We also played