"We are humbled and honored to have won the 2011 Boston Music Award for International Artist of the Year! Thank you to all who have supported us along the way. We are grateful and inspired!" Mamadou DiopLed by the irresistible energy of master rhythm guitarist and drummer Mamadou Diop, the MAMADOU band presents a world-class cultural experience. The sound is a guitar and drum led West-African pop that includes the rhythms of high-life, juju, rumba, samba, salsa, and reggae blended into authentic Senegalese ethnic rhythms. Though MAMADOU's songs are primarily sung in many languages including his native Wolof, the language of music is universal and every audience they perform for instantly understands and reacts with joyous dance.