Doudou N'Diaye Rose, Senegalese Drummer Who Played With Rolling Stones & More, Dies at 85
The family of a well-known Senegalese drummer says that Doudou N'Diaye Rose has died at the age of 85.
His family told state television that Rose became ill and died Wednesday morning.
Rose was known to have introduced traditional Senegalese music, notably music using the tam-tam, to the world. He toured through Africa, and to Japan, France and the U.S.
Rose led an orchestra of more than 30 drummers. His family members also belonged to his group.
His orchestra performed last month in Dakar in a festival that honored him.