Babatunde Olatunji
Babatunde Olatunji

About The Artist

Babatunde Olatunji is "Master of Drums," a virtuoso of West African percussion. Born and raised in Nigeria, Olatunji was educated at Morehouse College in Atlanta and the New York University Graduate School. In 1959, Columbia Records released Olatunji's first album, Drums of Passion, which became an unprecedented, worldwide smash hit. It was the first album to bring genuine African music to Western ears, and it went on to sell over five million copies. Thirty years ago, he founded the Olatu... Read More

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"A titanic musician" - Frank Doris, FI, June 1998


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