Kimati Dinizulu first heard the sound
of the drums in his mother's womb.
echoes were the drums of the late Nana Yao Opare Dinizulu, Nana
Kimati's father. Nana Kimati's father was one of the world's renowned
African drummers, and was one of the leading practitioners of
African Culture and Drumming in the western hemisphere. Kimati's
mother, Alice Dinizulu, was a principle dancer for Asadata Dafora's
Dafora, who was born in the West African country of Sierra Leone,
was the first African to put African Dance, Song and Music on
the Broadway stage in the United States of America in the 1930's
to the 1950's.
Kimati Dinizulu began his study of traditional African music with
his father and mother at the age of one.
later went on to live and study African music in Ghana, West Africa
from 1977 - 1979 and presently has made close to thirty trips
to Africa where he now resides part of the year. more