Omar Ka was born in the northern part of Senegal which is an area where the nomadic way of life
was still vivid. Periods of drought forced many of the fulani (peul) to leave the region for the capital Dakar.
At young age Omar started to sing and dance, and in 1991 he formed the Fula Band.
In 1995 he visited the Netherlands where he met many musicians playing various styles of music.
From 1996 onward, he stayed in Rotterdam permanently and he recorded a
first CD with two musical friends, Hanyo van Oosterom and Willem Cramer,
with the title H.O.W. (which stands for the initials of the three musicians involved, Hanyo, Omar and Willem). On this album, the
three musicians searched for a symbiosis of ambient music and african roots. In 2000, Omar released a new album with the Fula Band.
Fula Band with Omar Ka (2nd from left)
In 2007, Omar teamed up with Mark Alban Lotz and created a crossover project
with the name A Fula's Call, of which a new album « Liingu » was
Born: 4 April 1973
Style: Senegalese folk / Afro-Fulani-Beat