Djanbutu Thiossane

Djanbutu Thiossane is an ensemble, founded in the late nineties by three brothers who are originating from the Senegalese town of Louga. One of these brothers, Ass N'Diaye, came to Spain in the early 1990s, at first selling African handicrafts on the street. Later, he started giving Djembé classes to earn a living. His brothers Baye Mass and Pap joined him soon.

After having performed on concerts as well as during studio recordings, the three brothers founded Djanbutu Thiossane, joined by other musicians from Senegal and Gambia. « Ass, Mass & Pap » is their first album, released in late 1998.
In 2002, a second album « Fass » was released, that was recorded in Dakar. In 2005, a third album came out, with limited distribution. In the meantime, the N'Diaye brothers continued to give djembé classes in Madrid and elsewhere in Spain.

Djanbutu Thiossane
Djanbutu Thiossane  

Djanbutu Thiossane:
Ass El hadj Samba N'Diaye (Percusssion and musical direction),
Baye Mass N'Diaye (vocals and percussion),
Pap N'Diaye (percussion),
Massamba Samba (percussion),
Bekai Jobarteh (from the Gambia, kora and vocals on Sabunima)
Babacar Dieng (drums),
Wafir Shekheldin (lute, accordion, violin and balafon),
Patrick Umoh (bass),
Carolina Sarr, Mbaïtou Diouf & Massow Gueye (backing vocals).

Created: 1997, in Madrid
Style: Mbalax / semi-acoustic

Title Year Label Remarks
Nitt 2005 Polyamida Records DJ001CD
Fass 2002 Nubenegra INN 1120-2
Ass, Mass & Pap 1998 Nubenegra INT 3267-2 (INN 1036-2)

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